The Hammers are interested in signing the Lille ace, however
West Ham are yet to make a concrete offer for Lille star Thiago Mendes, who is also attracting interest from Lazio and Wolfsburg.
The Hammers are looking to continue their spending spree, having already brought in seven new players so far during the summer transfer window.
Manuel Pellegrini, the club’s new manager, is targeting further additions in midfield and the Chilean is reportedly keen on Mendes.
The Brazilian shone in an otherwise disappointing Ligue 1 campaign for Lille last term and his stock across Europe has risen dramatically. He scored four goals and created a further four in 35 matches for the French side, following a move from Sao Paulo in his homeland for a reported £8m fee.
However, L’Equipe say West Ham have not yet tabled an offer for Mendes despite holding great interest in the 26-year-old.
The Hammers risk missing out on landing the midfielder as the report further states that both Lazio and Wolfsburg have submitted bids for Mendes during the last week.