West Ham United prepare improved €7m bid for Galatasaray striker

West Ham United are set to table an improved offer of €7 million according to NTV Spor after their initial bid of €5 million was turned down by the Lions.

Despite being turned down the Hammers are keen to secure the Turkish international’s services in order to bolster their options in attack.

Galatasaray released a statement today on their official website revealing that an offer has been made by the Premier League outfit.


The statement read: “West Ham United have made an offer for Burak Yilmaz. The offer was for €5 million.”

Galatasaray did however, confirm that they do not want to sell the prolific striker.

“Burak Yilmaz has not made a transfer request and we want to keep hold of him,” the club revealed.

The Turkish international striker has scored 58 goals in his last 87 games at club level and still has another four-years left on his contract.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has revealed that he is a fan of the 30-year0old and knows the striker well having coached in Turkey for the past two season.

Bilic parted ways with Besiktas at the end of the season after leading the Black Eagles to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

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