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West Ham is in talks with AFC Bournemouth for Signing Joshua King

Joshua King, a forward player from AFC Bournemouth, is currently being considered for the bid by West Ham. West Ham is interested in signing him. Although the period for main transfer has ended, there’s still enough time to sign King for Premier League and EFL clubs. It will be open till October 16, also referred to as Deadline Dead Two.

Bournemouth has been going through severe relegation since the last season of Premier League, many of their top players have been transferred. Manchester City acquired Nathan Ake, and Sheffield United got back their old player Aaron Ramsdale. Newcastle got Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.  

Many clubs are eying on Joshua King, but it is speculated that West Ham is going to be the ultimate owner. Bournemouth expects a hefty amount of £18m for King. Earlier, King was supposed to join club MU during January, when he scored six times in Premier League for Bournemouth. 

Manchester United made the first bid of £20m for Joshua King, which was then rejected by Bournemouth. Since then no second offer has been made by Manchester United. United was aiming to bring in multiple strikers during the Deadline Day. Still, it settled with Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua. 

King has an impressive record of making 50 goals during 167 matches he played for Bournemouth. Tottenham was considering bringing him in their team but instead went ahead with Carlos Vinicius who was formerly playing for Benfica. 

Joshua King: Deadline Day Two for West Ham to Sign Him

There’s a second transfer window for the clubs for Premier League and EFL clubs. It’s called Deadline Day Two. It will remain open up to October 16. First, there was the international deadline for the clubs. It ended on October 5, in the first deadline buying, selling and loaning international players as possible. 

But the second deadline allows a domestic transfer of players, which means a player can be transferred within a country to play for the Premier League and EFL. FIFA allows a summer transfer window of 12 weeks.

EFL and Premier League clubs can still do the business with an extension of 11 days for strengthening their teams. Permanent signings and loaning of players is possible, but not the transfers within Premier League teams. 

EFL clubs are allowed to do agreements and business with any English team before the Deadline Day Two ends. The scheduled time for Deadline Day Two to end is October 16, Friday, 5 pm. After that, the domestic transfer window closes. 

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