West Ham United transfer news: Hammers fail in £6.5m bid for Cardiff City flop Gary Medel


West Ham United transfer news: Hammers fail in £6.5m bid for Cardiff City flop Gary Medel

West Ham United have failed with a £6.5million bid for former Cardiff City enforcer Gary Medel, according to reports.

Besiktas have rejected the Hammers’ opening offer, but it is understood Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to sign a player who can add more steel to his midfield.

Chile international Gary Medel has been linked with a move to West Ham United

The Turkish club are in a state of financial crisis, but are refusing to sell the 31-year-old on the cheap.

With 114 international caps for Chile to his name, Medel would add experience and grit to a Hammers midfield which has been far too open at times this season.

But according to reports in Turkey, West Ham will have to increase their initial offer in order to prise another star asset away from the Super Lig club.

Former Real Madrid defender Pepe terminated his own contract before leaving the club, while Jermaine Lens has already been sold.

Medel spent the 2013-14 season at Cardiff City