West Ham have been given the green light to sign striker Michy Batshuayi by Marseille club president Vincent Labrune, according to French outlet Buzzsport.
The Hammers are in the market for a marquee striker signing this summer and have regularly made their attempts to sign big name strikers public this summer.
Marseille are desperate to cash on their striker by July as they struggle with financial issues, and the report claims Labrune has given the green light for his departure.
Tottenham have also been in touch regarding the Belgium international’s availability but are supposedly unwilling to meet the Ligue 1 club’s transfer demands.
Labrune is reportedly willing to allow West Ham to move for the player, but the Buzzsport report claims Batshuayi is not yet willing to consider a transfer to the Olympic Stadium and instead wants a move to Spurs.
It claims the 22-year-old is willing to wait until the end of the European Championships before deciding on his future, despite Marseille’s desperation for a quick sale.
However, for as long as Spurs continue to refuse to meet Labrune’s demands, West Ham may be the only Premier League club willing to make Batshuayi’s dream of playing in England a reality.
Batshuayi made 50 first team appearances for Marseille last term, contributing 23 goals and and 10 assists.
The striker is valued at just £11.25m by Transfermarkt.com.