Manchester City keen on West Ham’s Lucas Paquetá and weigh up £70m bid


West Ham face a battle to hold on to Lucas Paquetá, who has emerged as a target for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is looking to strengthen in midfield and Paquetá is interested in joining the treble winners.

West Ham, who have revived their move for the Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, have lost Declan Rice and are reluctant to sell another key player. City could test their resolve by making a £70m bid for Paquetá but it is understood an official offer is yet to be submitted.