Fabrizio Romano claims West Ham and Everton deals for duo are still very much on the cards
Fabrizio Romano has claimed West Ham and Everton deals for duo are still very much on the cards in the January window.
The January transfer window closes two weeks today and both West Ham and Everton face difficulties adding to their squad.
The Hammers and the Toffees have hurdles to overcome before bringing in any new signings.
West Ham simply must offload players to make space in the squad and on the wage bill after reaching their FFP wages-to-turnover limit.
And Everton must also sell if they want to bring in players after being charged for a second time over finances.
Romano claims West Ham and Everton deals still on
West Ham are being linked with a plethora of potential new arrivals while fringe players such as Said Benrahma, Danny Ings, Maxwel Cornet and Ben Johnson are being touted to leave.
Everton have been linked with three of those players but are also said to be interested in Che Adams if they can raise the funds needed.
Arnaut Danjuma, a former West Ham target, has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park this month.
Lyon want winger duo
And he could join a West Ham player at a new club soon.
Because Fabrizio Romano claims West Ham and Everton deals for duo are still very much on the cards.
The transfer reporter has stated that Lyon remain very much interested in signing Benrahma from the Hammers and Danjuma from Everton.
The Ligue 1 club have just signed striker Gift Orban – who West Ham faced when they beat Gent in the Europa Conference League last season.
Outs before ins
But Romano reports that Benrahma and Danjuma are next on Lyon’s list of deals to get done as the clock ticks down on the window.
“Gift Orban to Olympique Lyon, here we go!” Romano said.
“Deal done for €13m (£11.1m) fee to Gent. Deal strongly wanted by John Textor, one more top signing after Malick Fofana. Orban will sign until June 2028, as first called by Hugo Guillemet.
“Benrahma and Danjuma remain on OL list.”
Both Benrahma and Danjuma have failed to shine for West Ham and Everton.
Shipping them out may help David Moyes and Sean Dyche get some vital business done in the window.
And it sounds like the Algerian and Dutch wingers could be playing on either wing for the same side soon.