It has been reported that West Ham United boss David Moyes is keen on signing Manchester City gem Cole Palmer in a swap deal for Lucas Paqueta.

This comes from the Evening Standard, after it was revealed on Thursday that Pep Guardiola’s men were in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the 25-year-old.

But now it seems like West Ham United manager David Moyes are unwilling to let Lucas Paqueta join Manchester City unless they can get their hands on Cole Palmer.

West Ham boss David Moyes is now keen on Lucas Paqueta-Cole Palmer swap deal

Branded as a ‘golden kid’ by former Flamengo manager Carlos Noval (via The Athletic), an initial £70 million offer from City to sign the Brazilian international was turned down by the Hammers, who are unwilling to sell him for less than £85 million.

In fact, Fabrizio Romano even claimed on Wednesday that the Europa Conference League winner is aching to join City.

However, it has been reported that David Moyes would be open to the sale of Lucas Paqueta, provided Cole Palmer joins them in a swap deal.

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West Ham are willing to either sign him on a permanent basis or even on loan this summer.

The Scot has ‘identified’ the Englishman as his dream right-winger next season, as he aims to utilise Jarrod Bowen as his go-to striker.

Manchester City should only let Cole Palmer go on loan

Considering the enormous talent that Cole Palmer is, to let him leave the club permanently just to persuade David Moyes to sell Lucas Paqueta would be a silly decision from Manchester City.

While Paqueta is a cracking player, he is yet to hit world-class levels for the treble-winners to even consider appeasing West Ham in any way, shape or form.

Instead, it would be a win-win for both clubs if Paqueta signs for the Sky Blues and Palmer gains regular playing time in the Premier League next season during a season-long loan.

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