WEST HAM and Newcastle are in talks with the representatives of Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron over a possible £10million deal.
But they face a battle to persuade his American club to sell the 24-year-old attacking midfielder.
Getty Images – Getty Miguel Almiron is wanted by a couple of Premier League clubs
Almiron is keen on a move to England after helping Atlanta United to the top of the MLS’ Eastern Conference.
West Ham first showed an interest in the player two years ago but decided against making a bid at the time.
Almiron was subsequently signed by Atlanta in December 2016 in a £6million deal with Argentine club Lanus.
And the Americans are determined to keep hold of their star player for the remainder of the MLS season although they might consider a sale in the New Year.
AP:Associated Press The Hammers and the Toon want the midfielder