West Ham are believed to be preparing a second bid for Arsenal-target Henry Onyekuru, suggesting a deal isn’t close to being completed.

  • Onyekuru was set to join Arsenal a couple of weeks ago
  • West Ham were then said to be favourites to sign him
  • Apparently they haven’t bid enough, despite the player having a low release clause

The Henry Onyekuru saga continues as the Express claim West Ham are preparing a second bid for the Nigerian – implying that they already had a bid rejected.

It was initially reported that the KAS Eupen forward was set to join Arsenal for around £6m. It was then revealed that Arsenal would have to increase their offer to just under £8m so the player could acquire a work permit.

Last week, Sky Sports said that West Ham had become the favourites to sign Onyekuru. The deal seemed pretty straightforward as the Nigerian reportedly had a release clause just for English clubs.

But now it seems the deal is a lot more complicated than first thought. Another Nigerian site, Score Nigeria, are claiming that Newcastle are also seriously interested.

I wouldn’t expect a quick resolution to this one any time soon.