ARNAUT Danjuma is reportedly close to a return to England, with reports that Cherries’ Premier League rivals West Ham have made an official approach. state that David Moyes’ Hammers have made ‘an official approach’ for the Villarreal winger after the Dutchman stared in the Spanish side’s run to the Champions League semi-finals.

Despite Villarreal’s accomplishments in Europe last year, they will take part in the Europa Conference League play-offs next campaign, the same stage of the competition West Ham will compete in.

The 25-year-old only departed the Vitality Stadium last summer for a fee of €25 million, going on to score 16 times in 34 appearances for the Yellow Submarine.

Whilst thanks to Spanish law all footballers must have a release clause in their contract, it is believed the fee discussed is lower than the €54m clause in Danjuma’s current deal.

It is believed the former Club Brugge man could be available for around €40m, meaning West Ham’s spending could soon reach the £75 million mark.

According to the Guardian, the London club have already spent £29.8m on centre-back Nayef Aguerd from Nice, whilst also parting with roughly £10m to retain the services of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola following his loan spell last term from Paris Saint-Germain.

Whilst West Ham are the only side reported to have made a move, it is believed that Eddie Howe is also keen on a reunion with his former charge, hoping to bring the Dutchman to Newcastle.

Liverpool and Manchester United had previously been linked with Danjuma during Villarreal’s impressive Champions League run, although they do not appear to currently be in the running for his signature.