WEST HAM are the standout favourites to sign West Brom playmaker Matheus Pereira.
That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've installed the Hammers as 8/13 favourites to clinch his signature before the transfer window closes on September 13.
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However, West Ham have competition from several of their Premier League rivals including Leicester, Aston Villa and Leeds.
Pereira was the standout performer for West Brom during the 2020-21 campaign.
He scored 11 top-flight goals and provided six assists but that impressive contribution wasn't enough to stave off relegation.
And now the Brazilian playmaker finds himself in a bitter stand-off with the Midlands club.
The attacking midfielder has been left on the sidelines during pre-season to prevent an injury that could deny him a move elsewhere.
Matheus Pereira next club – Sky Bet odds
- West Ham – 8/13
- Any Saudi club – 7/4
- Leicester – 7/1
- Aston Villa – 16/1
- Leeds – 16/1
- Arsenal – 20/1
- Norwich – 20/1
- Everton – 22/1
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The club's new boss Valerien Ismael also publicly questioned Pereira's commitment to the club.
In response, the player posted a lengthy social media message denying a lack of commitment and revealing his desire to leave.
The Athletic claim Albion are prepared to sell but will not accept offers below £25million.
It's thought West Brom will cling to their valuation regardless of Pereira's public outburst but no club has come close to meeting it.
Sky Bet rank David Moyes' West Ham as favourites for his signature at odds of 8/13 ahead of their European adventure.
Their closest challengers come in the form of any club from Saudi Arabia at 7/4 – but Pereira's preference is to remain in England's top division.
Leicester are the only other club at single-figure odds of 7/1 with Aston Villa and Leeds locked together at 16s.
Arsenal and Norwich are both available at 20/1 with Rafa Benitez's Everton the outsiders of the pack at 22/1.
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