By Mike Southey

17th Aug, 2023 | 4:50pm

Tim Steidten touches down to thrash out West Ham United transfer for Mohammed Kudus

Tim Steidten has touched down in Holland on Thursday 17 August for face-to-face talks over the West Ham bid to sign Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus, according to Dharmesh Sheth.

The Express had reported on its website that the German chief is looking to thrash out an agreement with the Dutch club for the Ghanaian star after jetting away.

Relations between both Ajax and West Ham are said to be smooth after the earlier deal to bring Edson Alvarez to the London Stadium for over £30million.

There is a rush to get this one over the line with the threat of Chelsea hijacking the move said to be large at this moment in time.

It comes after our London rivals missed out on signing Michael Olise from Crystal Palace, who has instead signed a new long-term contract at Selhurst Park.

Get it done.

This would be an excellent signing, with Kudus seemingly linked with every big club around Europe since his exploits at the World Cup and in the Champions League last season.

With Gianluca Scamacca moving on and the threat of Lucas Paqueta joining him, the need for attacking reinforcements is now large at the London Stadium

David Moyes will be delighted with the addition of James Ward-Prowse, who can deliver goal involvements from deep, but he will need more consistent contributions from someone higher up.

Jarrod Bowen started the season right with a goal, but the added threat of Kudus would be phenomenal, in the Premier League and in Europe.

With Chelsea potentially sniffing around though, it is smart that Steidten has made his way across to try and get this beyond the line and signed off as soon as possible.

Hopefully, this is sorted out very soon.

In other West Ham United news, the Hammers have emerged as serious contenders to sign a Ligue 1 forward