‘Could threaten his move’: Sky Sports reporter now shares worrying news about Kudus to West Ham

West Ham United may face a big problem in their pursuit of Ajax star Mohammed Kudus with Saudi Arabian clubs trying to hijack the move.

Mohammed Kudus is now attracting major Saudi Arabian interest despite his move to West Ham United seeming close.

That is according to Sky Sports with reporter Chris Latchem sharing the news on air this afternoon.

It’s stated that West Ham are close to reaching an agreement in principle for the signing of Ajax star Kudus.

West Ham are offering a deal which could rise to around £38million with Ajax seemingly ready to cash in.

However, Latchem noted that Saudi Arabian clubs are now looking to hijack the deal and their interest ‘could threaten his move’ to East London.

One West Ham source even indicated that their hopes of signing Kudus are now 50/50 with the Hammers attempting to fend off this latest interest.

“West Ham remain hopeful of completing a deal for the Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus,” said Latchem. “An agreement in principle is thought to be close, the fee could potentially rise to more than £38million but clubs in Saudi Arabia – well, they have a habit of making late moves for players, including interest in the Ghana international, which could threaten his move to England now.”

“A West Ham insider has told Sky Sports News that their chances of getting Kudus – who had a good World Cup for Ghana last year – are 50/50,” he added.

West Ham United fans would be gutted if Mohammed Kudus deal collapses

West Ham obviously still have a decent chance of landing Kudus here.

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It’s worrying news but hopefully West Ham can force this deal over the line and secure a major coup.

Hammers fans would be understandably gutted if this move falls apart at the final hurdle after a testing summer.

Declan Rice has moved on and it took a while for West Ham to start investing the cash in new signings.

Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Konstantinos Mavropanos have come in but West Ham certainly need more.

Landing an outstanding, versatile talent like Kudus would have been so exciting but the spending spree across Saudi Arabia is now causing issues.

Fingers crossed for West Ham that there are no late hitches, but it’s just so frustrating that just as a deal for Kudus starts to take major steps forward, there is an unexpected problem emerging.