West Ham are expected to return with an improved offer for Alexandre Lacazette after Lyon rejected their initial £31m approach.

The ever-reliable @ExWHUemployee revealed on Twitter on Monday evening that the club were confident Lyon would accept the reported £31m bid, but the fact it was rejected doesn’t mean to say the club’s pursuit of the striker is over.

The club have admitted they are willing spend big money for a proven goalscorer in the summer, and Alexandre Lacazette is believed to be the club’s top target and it is thought co-chairman David Sullivan is not willing to give up on a deal just yet.

@ExWHUemployee reported that the reason Lyon rejected such a large offer was because other clubs had shown an interest and the Ligue 1 club were now trying to hold out for more money.

And then to put things in to perspective, he revealed the deal to bring Dimitri Payet to the club last summer had in fact “collapsed” and was “dead” on a number of occasions, but Sullivan refused to give up on the deal.

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