One of West Ham United’s top targets this summer is Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Manchester City striker slipped down to third in the pecking order to start up front for the Premier League high-flyers, behind Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
Manchester City are ready to sell Kelechi Iheanacho with West Ham hoping to beat off competition from Everton and Leicester and sign the Nigerian international for £20m.
However, negotiations between the two have hit a stumbling block.
According to The Daily Mail, Manchester City want to insert a buy back clause in any potential transfer which sees Kelechi Iheanacho leave permanently.
The Citizens are hoping to make Kelechi Iheanacho available to re-purchase for a pre-set fixed fee, which is likely to be nearer to £30m.
This is because Man City do not want to follow Chelsea’s lead when the Blues let Romelu Lukaku go without a buy back clause or Manchester United, who let Paul Pogba leave before buying him back for major money.
West Ham will now enter discussions over this potential buy back clause with the fee likely to depend on how well he performs for his new club.
The 20-year-old still remains as a top target for the Hammers this summer.