West Ham have made a move for Sporting Gijón midfielder Óscar Trejo, according to reports in Spain.
The Hammers are believed to have joined Toulouse and Olympiakos in the race for the 25-year-old Argentinian, and have made a bid thought to be in the region of £1.8m plus add-ons.
Sporting are reported to be holding out for a fee of at least £2.5m, but may have to settle for less due to a row between them and Trejo over months of unpaid wages.
Co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan are currently in Spain and have been in discussions with Trejo’s agent for several days, with the hope that a deal can be completed by the end of this week.
Óscar Trejo began his career at Boca Juniors, before signing for Mallorca in 2007. The midfielder spent time on loan at Elche and Rayo Vallecano before signing for Sporting Gijón in 2011.