West Ham United have rejected a second bid from Torino for Nikola Vlasic as they continue to hold out for £11 million, writes the HITC. While Declan Rice has been attracting significant offers, he is not the only West Ham player in demand during the early stages of the transfer window. However, while Rice’s move to Arsenal for over £100 million seems imminent, West Ham and Torino have yet to bridge the gap in their valuation of another midfielder from the London Stadium who hasn’t garnered as much attention.
Nikola Vlasic, who joined West Ham for £25 million from CSKA Moscow in 2021, spent the previous season on loan in Turin after struggling to secure a regular starting position under David Moyes. West Ham is now prepared to allow Vlasic to depart for a significantly lower fee than what they paid for him two years ago. However, Torino’s two bids thus far have fallen short of the £11 million price tag set for the Croatian international.
According to Tuttosport, Torino initially offered £6.5 million, which they have now increased to approximately £9 million. Nevertheless, West Ham remains firm in their stance that the former Everton youngster will not be sold for a seven-figure sum. On a positive note for Torino, it appears that personal terms with Vlasic should not pose a problem. The player himself has expressed his desire to stay in Italy after an impressive loan spell under Ivan Juric in the 2022/23 season, where he scored five goals and provided eight assists.