West Ham United’s co-owner David Sullivan has become notorious for trying to get transfer deals done on the cheap.

That may seem like a strange statement given that the club spent big money on Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals lats summer, but those deals were done under former director of football Mario Husillos. Plus, they were financed by plentiful player sales.

So it’s no surprise that the Hammers have been frustrated in several attempts to bring players to the London Stadium this month.

The latest deal to follow this unwelcome trend is the Irons’ attempt to sign Nottingham Forest utility man Matty Cash.

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Reliable West Ham source ExWHUemployee revealed on his personal Twitter account on Friday that the club are interested in Cash but haven’t offered Forest enough to get him.

He then followed that up with another tweet claiming that the Hammers have offered £12million for the 22-year-old, whereas the Championship club want £18million.

Should the club raise their bid for Cash?

First of all, it’s no surprise that the Hammers have offered below what a selling club wants for a prized asset. That’s pretty much a trademark of Sullivan’s at this point.

£6million isn’t a massive sum for a Premier League club, of course, but it’s hard to see Sullivan stumping it up.

Should he, though? Well, yes. Cash has been a consistent performer for Forest for a while now, and has established himself this season as one of the best right backs in the second tier.

With Ryan Fredericks having injury problems and Pablo Zabaleta 35-years-old, Cash would be ideal for the Irons.

In other West Ham news, manager David Moyes has reportedly turned down the chance to sign a Serie A midfielder.


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