WEST Ham have increased their offer to a potential £10m as they accelerate their efforts to secure the signing of Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Three earlier bids have already been rejected by the Championship side who have been exceptionally forceful during negotiations in this summer’s transfer window, and the latest includes £7m up front, in addition to a further £3m in add-ons, for the 26-year-old, one-cap England international.
Should Wolves accept West Ham’s offer for one of manager Sam Allardyce’s long-term targets, he could be the second significant player to leave the club in a week.
Sunderland have agreed an initial £12m to sign striker Steven Fletcher, and the Scotland international is today expected to agree personal terms and undergo a medical to finalise the transfer.
A series of performance-related add-ons could increase the fee to £14m, but 15% of any potential profit will be due to the striker’s former club Burnley, who were paid £7m when he signed for Wolves in 2010.
Fletcher last season scored 12 goals in 26 Premier League fixtures.