West Ham keen to sign Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gómez and Stanislav Lobotka

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West Ham are in talks with Celta Vigo over the signings of Maxi Gómez and Stanislav Lobotka.

Manuel Pellegrini is determined to strengthen in central midfield this summer and has targeted Lobotka after attempts to woo Barcelona’s André Gomes ended when the Portugal international made it clear he favours a move to Everton. West Ham have indicated they are willing to pay £30m for Lobotka, a 24-year-old Slovakian international who has been compared to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, and are optimistic a deal can be agreed.

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