Brugge’s midfielder Hans Vanaken doubles down on desire to join West Ham this summer


Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken doubles down on desire to join West Ham with further talks set to take place TODAY… as Hammers close on £15m deal for Chelsea’s Emerson

  • Club Brugge captain Hans Vanaken is set to join West Ham in the coming days
  • The Belgian attacking midfielder revealed ‘talks are continuing’ between clubs
  • He reiterated his desire to join West Ham saying it is his ‘last chance’ to do so
  • West Ham are also close to agreeing a deal for Chelsea left back Emerson 

Belgian international Hans Vanaken has re-affirmed his plans to join West Ham this summer with talks set to continue between Club Brugge and the Premier League side on Monday.

The 29-year-old confirmed that he intends to join David Moyes’ side during the current transfer window stating it his ‘last chance’ to make a career move to England. 

‘Clearly there is interest, enough has been written about it,’ said Brugge captain Vanaken. 

Clu Brugge captain Hans Vanaken wants to complete a summer move to West Ham United

The 29-year-old revealed negotiations are set to continue between clubs on Monday

The 29-year-old revealed negotiations are set to continue between clubs on Monday 

‘New talks tomorrow and we’ll see where it ends. I think it could be my last chance and I want to do it.’

Vanaken has started all five of Club Brugge’s five Belgian Pro League games so far this season, scoring once in his side’s 3-2 opening day win over Genk.

But the 29-year-old could find that his next start comes in the Premier League with West Ham keen to secure a deal for the attacking midfielder before the transfer window slams shut on September 1.

Vanaken (left) is a Belgian international and has started every game for Brugge this season

Vanaken (left) is a Belgian international and has started every game for Brugge this season

West Ham boss Moyes has been crying out for further attacking reinforcements and could now get his wish with the player pushing to leave Brugge and make the switch to London.

West Ham are also close to agreeing a deal for Chelsea left back Emerson

West Ham are also close to agreeing a deal for Chelsea left back Emerson

The Hammers are continuing their late flurry of transfer activity with the imminent capture of Chelsea left back Emerson in a deal worth £15million as Moyes looks to provide competition at full back for Aaron Cresswell, who turns 33 later this year. 

Negotiations between the two clubs and the player broke down over fees and personal terms, but both clubs are now working hard to thrash out a deal.

West Ham will pay an initial £12million to their cross-city rivals for the Italian national with a further £3million being paid in add ons for the 28-year-old.

Chelsea are still keen to sell Emerson this summer as he is not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans despite being given opportunities in pre-season, but has not featured in the matchday squad for either of the Blues’ first two Premier League fixtures.

The 28-year-old, who spent the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Ligue 1 side Lyon, has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024. 

He has made 71 appearances for Chelsea since signing from Roma in 2018, but has not started a league game for the club since December 2020.  

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles has also been discussed as another option for David Moyes and West Ham.

The Italian national team player previously held discussions with West Ham this summer

The Italian national team player previously held discussions with West Ham this summer

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