West Ham to make a fresh move for Joao Mario

West Ham United are to make a fresh move for Joao Mario according to reports.

The Hammers have already made an approach for the Portuguese midfielder this month, but the player decided against a move to the London Stadium.

However, according to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, he has now had a change of heart after realising he won’t be featuring much for Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, and is now willing to make the move to the Premier League in order to secure his place in Portugal’s World Cup squad.

Mario took a starring role at Euro 2016, helping Portugal become European champions, and made a big money move from Sporting Lisbon to Inter Milan. However his time in Italy haven’t been particularly fruitful and could now be coming to an end.

It is claimed that West Ham want to sign the midfielder on an initial six-month loan deal, with a potential option to buy worth around £26m being included.

However, one potential stumbling block could be the loan fee due to be paid, with West Ham willing to pay £1.3m, while it is claimed that Inter Milan want almost double that amount.

However, with just seven days remaining in the transfer window, and all parties seemingly keen on a deal, it could be wrapped up relatively quickly