West Ham consider £40m swoop for Wolves star as transfer details emerge

Latest Wolves transfer news as one player's return to Molineux will be a short stay.
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West Ham are considering making a move for Wolves defender Max Kilman, should they free up the transfer funds to sign him.

According to The Guardian, David Moyes is 'keen' to sign a new defender and Kilman is high up on his shortlist. The 26-year-old signed a five-year deal in the summer amid interest from Napoli and Spurs and the Europa Conference League winners would have to pay at least £40m if they were to prize him away from the Midlands.

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West Ham must free up the funds if they are to make a move and could conider selling Nayef Aguerd - who is currently at the African Cup of Nations with Morocco. He joined the Hammers for £28m in the summer of 2022, and it's reported that Saudi Pro League sides are interested, and that could be how they fund a move for Kilman.

The London sides do have alternative targets in mind should Kilman prove too costly with Jonathan Tah of Bayer Leverkusen, Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest and Peterborough United star Ronnie Edwards all suggested.

David Moyes however does have a preference for signing players who have Premier League experience, and both he and Worrall would be the preferred candidates.

In other news, Luke Cundle has been recalled from his loan at Plymouth Argyle. The 21-year-old got five assists and four goals in 27 games for the Pilgrims and played in the FA Cup at the weekend, but will depart Molineux again.

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The midfielder is to join Stoke City on a loan deal until the end of the season, where he will reunite with former manager Steven Schumacher. Schumacher left Plymouth for the bet365 Stadium just before Christmas, and is keen to work with the youngster yet again.

Cundle will join the Potters on loan, but there is no obligation to buy him at the end of the season according to the Express & Star. A fee of around £2m to £2.5m was suggested as the price to sign him permanently, but negotiations has only seen a loan deal agreed.

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