West Ham are preparing a new offer worth around £32m for Youssef En-Nesyri after failing with their opening bid.
But it is likely to be rejected by Sevilla because too much of the fee is made up of add-ons and not guaranteed money.
The Hammers failed with an initial bid of £22.5m rising to £27m for the Morocco striker, who is one of at least three forwards they have made offers for.
They are willing to go back in with an improved offer of £25m rising to around £32m if the player hits certain targets with West Ham.
But Sevilla want at least £35m for En-Nesyri, who scored against Alaves last night to take his tally to 13 goals in 26 games this season.
And sources close to the Spanish club insist they want a higher fixed fee, paid up front and not in instalments.
It is understood the 23-year-old’s future has caused division at Sevilla, where there is disagreement about whether to entertain any bids at all this month.
Sevilla are fourth in La Liga and set to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round of 16 next month.
Their manager Julen Lopetegui does not want to lose En-Nesyri, who is the club’s top scorer – but talks are set to continue with West Ham.
With Sebastien Haller gone, Hammers boss David Moyes wants a striker to compete with Michail Antonio, the only recognised centre forward in the senior squad.
But West Ham are also pursuing other alternatives, with Reims striker Boulaye Dia and Montpellier’s Gaetan Laborde both potentially cheaper options.
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