The Hammers have been linked to the relegated winger constantly over the summer. Newcastle are also strong admirers, West ham are set to bid next week with a fee of £28m with add-ons rising to £33m being sent.
The English winger played 38 times for Leicester this season scoring thirteen and assisting two in all competitions. Although Leicester were relegated he is a player that deserves to be playing Premier League Football. He will certainly get his move back up to the top flight.
Although Leicester don’t want to lose a star-player, they require funds so they can spend more on transfers due to FFP. As was reported by Rob Tanner from The Athletic, Leicester tried to secure Callum Doyle on a permanent transfer. However, FFP restrictions meant they could only settle for a loan. Any deal to sell Barnes will be for the right price which I believe will be around the £33m + add-ons. This could be lower or higher but based on other reports this is what I believe the price will be.
West Ham are also set to Match the £35m fee that Borussia Dortmund offered for Ajax Midfielder Edson Álvarez. Alongside Álvarez, The Hammers are hopeful of reaching an agreement with Juventus over Dennis Zakaria on a fee of around £15m-£18m.
Flynn Downes could also exit, but that depends on West Ham getting both Zakaria and Álvarez.
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