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Last Updated: 09/01/20 12:56pm

West Ham have made a revised offer for Gedson Fernandes

West Ham have agreed a deal in principle to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan without an option to buy.

The Premier League club have been in continued negotiations with Benfica over the signing of Fernandes, with West Ham initially offering an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy for £33m.

Benfica held a board meeting on Thursday to discuss the final conditions of the proposed deal for the 21-year-old.

0:45 The Transfer Talk explain why West Ham appear to be leading the chase to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes

The Transfer Talk explain why West Ham appear to be leading the chase to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes

Sky Sports News understands Chelsea have also made an offer for Fernandes, which is believed to be an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy for £55m.

Benfica are said to be more favourable of West Ham’s latest offer as they think Fernandes is more likely to maintain his value at the London Stadium where they feel he will get more first-team…