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Man City and West Ham hold Paqueta talks

Manchester City and West Ham United have held talks about the potential transfer of Lucas Paqueta.

Two sources have told Sky Sports News that Premier League champions City are prepared to pay £60m for the midfielder.

However, there has been no formal City bid for the player yet.

Paqueta has four years left on his West Ham contract. The Europa Conference League winners signed him from Lyon for £51m last August but the player would be open to leaving if City make a bid

West Ham do not want to sell Paqueta this summer even if the price is right. They feel they would not have enough time to sign a replacement with the Premier League starting this weekend.

Paqueta has a £85m buyout clause in his contract but it cannot be triggered until next summer.

However, the player would find it very difficult to turn down a move to Manchester City, with there being the opportunity work with Pep Guardiola

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