West Ham United hope to find out this week whether or not they have been successful in trying to convince Maxi Gómez to turn down Valencia and move to the London Stadium.

The Hammers have also been offered the chance to sign free agent Mario Balotelli, but manager Manuel Pellegrini has yet to show any interest in the former Manchester City and Liverpool centre-forward.

Gómez had been leaning towards the prospect of Champions League football with Valencia, but West Ham attempted to hijack the deal by offering the striker better terms.

West Ham are prepared to pay a record £44.5 million to sign him from Celta Vigo and have also offered to make the 22-year-old the highest paid player at the club.