Baggies turn down Hammers Rondon approach
West Ham United have had a £10m bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon rejected, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
Rondon spent last season on loan at Newcastle United and his 11 Premier League goals helped the Magpies retain their top-flight status.
It was thought that the Tynesiders would look to take him on loan once again or even try to do a permanent deal but Rafael Benitez’s departure as manager will doubtless put all summer business on hold.
The Hammers have tried to take advantage of that and launched their own offensive to snare the Venezuela international hitman.
Baggies chiefs have immediately turned down the offer and the East End outfit will have to stump up more cash if Manuel Pellegrini is to be reunited with the player he managed at Malaga.
Starsport are suggesting that West Ham also offered Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill as sweeteners in the deal but the West Midlanders were not prepared to play ball.
It seems likely that Rondon will leave as he will not want to play Championship football while West Brom will be keen to get his salary off the wage bill as they prepare for another assault on promotion.