West Ham are pushing Inter Milan to drop their price for Joao Mario.
Mario joined West Ham on-loan in January and has impressed management with his contribution.
Tuttosport says the Irons hope to sign the midfielder outright - but want Inter to drop their current €30m valuation.
For his part, Mario has made it clear he wants to remain with the Londoners.
The Portugal international made 13 appearances, scoring twice for West Ham this season.