‘I had an offer’: President confirms he rejected £14m bid from West Ham for striker

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Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has confirmed that he rejected a £14 million bid from Premier League outfit West Ham United for striker Yuri Alberto during the summer transfer window. Speaking to UOL and Meu Timao, Alves was keen to explain that the reasoning behind his decision. And it’s simple really. Yuri Alberto, he feels, could soon be worth a damn sight more. West Ham United offered £14 million for the former Zenit St Petersburg forward late in the summer, director Tim Steitdten travelling out to South America for talks before the window closed on September 1st (Sky Sports). …

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