West Ham are determined to put up a fight for Leeds United’s Sam Byram and have put in an offer, according to the Daily Express.
In the last 24 hours, a bid had been accepted by Leeds United and Byram looked set to be joining the Toffees.
However, The Hammers have made a last ditch attempt to sway the transfer their way by offering cash and two unnamed players in return for the youngster.
The versatile 22-year-old has been on the transfer radar ever since he rejected a new deal at Elland Road and Chairman Massimo Cellino wants to cash in rather than risking a tribunal.
Despite West Ham’s intriguing offer, Everton Manager Roberto Martinez may have the upper hand in this bidding war due to his experience developing young talent.
Nonetheless, The Hammers are willing to offer Byram a starting position which they are hoping will entice the right winger/defender to join the club.
Villa and Liverpool have also been credited with interest in the Academy graduate.
Although a bid seems to have been accepted by Leeds United, the new offer may put the brakes on to allow the club to reconsider all their options.
A starting bid of £3 million looks set to increase for Byram after the upsurge in interest.