- EPL side West Ham United are set to strengthen their squad by signing two Barcelona stars
- The Hammers have made nine signings already since the summer window opened including ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
- They will be campaigning under new boss Manuel Pellegrini once the new season kicks off this weekend
Premier League side West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona pair of Andre Gomes and Marlon Santos this summer.
The duo are not guaranted regular playing time this season as the Catalan club have earlier this week included the Portuguese midfielder in a bid to lure Paul Pogba to the Camp Nou.
Gomes joined the Spanish League champions in 2016 from Valencia but has been unable to secure first team action with the club.
He made a total of 31 appearances in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's side last season, but wasn't convincing enough to earn a starting role this new season.
Tribal Football quoting El Mundo Deportivo claims both Barca outcasts want to move to England this week, despite having offers from across Europe this month.
Marlon is open to joining the Irons, while Gomes wants a much more bigger deal, though believes there's bigger clubs interested.
Meanwhile, West Ham are the only club to have expressed their interest formall with a proposal as the deadline for the summer window looms.
Due to an overload of non European Union players at the Catalan club, Barca are ready to sell Marlon to ensure they comply with the rules guiding Spanish League.
Legit.ng previously reported that Barcelona are plotting a summer deal for France Chelsea’s midfielder N’Golo Kante as a long term replacement for club legend Andres Iniesta.
Reports in Spain claim the Spanish League champions are willing to offer Andre Gomes to the Premier League side in exchange for the French star who has been superb at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
However, with Chelsea’s former boss Antonio Conte on the way out of Stamford Bridge incoming manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly informed club's eggheads not to accept any proposed sale for the 27-year-old irrespective of the amount.
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