A bid worth approximately £30m plus add-ons was made over the weekend and despite not yet receiving a response from the French outfit, it’s believed the Hammers are confident the finances on offer will be enough to get their man.
Onana has only been in France for one season after joining Lille from Hamburg for just £6m last summer, but is now pushing for a move away from the club amid interest from the Hammers.
David Moyes is keen to add depth to his midfield options following Mark Noble’s retirement and Alex Kral’s loan spell expiring, leaving just Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and new signing Flynn Downes as the only first-team central midfielders available.
West Ham will be competing on four fronts again in 22/23, with the Europa Conference League offering them yet another opportunity to go on a historic cup run on the continent after Moyes guided them to the Europa League semi-finals last term.
One the biggest complaints amongst the fanbase was a lack of strength in depth, with several players within the squad making more than 50 appearances in all competitions throughout the season.
But with three players already signed, Jesse Lingard reportedly close to agreeing to a return to east London this week, Armando Broja close to a switch from Chelsea and the aforementioned Onana also seemingly close, it appears Moyes has addressed such concerns ahead of a very busy campaign.