West Ham see SECOND bid of £42m for Lucas Paqueta rejected by Lyon

West Ham see second bid of £42m for Arsenal target Lucas Paqueta REJECTED as Lyon hold out for £50m – but the Brazilian’s agents are still in London with the midfielder keen to join the Hammers

  • Lyon have rejected West Ham’s second bid of £42million for Lucas Paqueta
  • The 24-year-old Brazilian is keen to join West Ham and his agents are in London
  • The Hammers are mulling over another offer, with Lyon pushing for £50million 

West Ham have had a second bid of £42million rejected for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

The 24-year-old Brazilian is keen to join West Ham and his agents remain in London.

West Ham are mulling over another offer with Lyon pushing for £50m and other Premier League clubs monitoring talks.

West Ham have had a second bid of £42m rejected for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta (centre)

Paqueta is a 33-cap Brazil international who is set to feature at the World Cup in Qatar

The Hammers held talks with the 25-year-old in London on Wednesday ahead of a proposed switch.  

Paqueta would become West Ham’s eighth new signing of the summer but only the second addition to their midfield after Flynn Downes. 

David Moyes has also bolstered his defence with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, centre back pair Nayef Aguerd and Thilo Kehrer and full-back Emerson Palmieri, while Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwel Cornet have arrived in attack. 

Club Brugge captain, Belgian midfielder Hans Vanaken (pictured), remains an alternative

Paqueta is a 33-cap international who is set to feature at the Qatar World Cup after winning the Copa America in 2019. He has spent the last two seasons at Lyon after signing from AC Milan in 2020 and has three years left on his contract. 

The 25-year-old is best suited to the number 10 role, but can also play wide on the right or as a centre forward, and in 80 appearances for Lyon, Paqueta has contributed 21 goals and 14 assists.  

Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken remains an alternative.




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