Gedson Fernandes: West Ham make loan offer with no option to buy | Football News

Chelsea are also in the race to sign the Portugal international

Last Updated: 09/01/20 11:20am

West Ham have made a revised offer for Gedson Fernandes

West Ham have made an offer to take Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan without an option to buy.

Benfica are believed to be leaning towards accepting the new deal, with the Portuguese club feeling Fernandes is more likely to maintain his value at West Ham where they feel he will get more first-team opportunities.

Benfica are due to hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss the final conditions of the proposed deal for the young midfielder.

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

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…