Real Madrid have rejected a £4 million bid from Hoffenheim for their reserve striker Joselu, and have told interested clubs to reach their £8 million asking price for the 22-year old Spaniard, with Arsenal and West Ham United both monitoring the youngster.
Joselu, who was purchased by the reigning Spanish champions from Celta Vigo in 2009, has been in sparkling form for the side’s reserve unit Real Madrid Castilla, scoring 26 times last season to help them gain promotion to the Segunda Division.
That scoring spree has caught the eye of a number of teams around Europe, with Bundesliga oufit Hoffenheim the first side to approach Madrid with a bid for the starlet.
Real however have turned down their offer, slapping an £8 million price tag on the Spain Under-21 international. They are also set to impose a buy-back clause on any deal for Joselu, something that might put off potential buyers.
Arsenal and West Ham are also said to be in the hunt for the striker, with the Premier League sides considering a move for the youngster who has scored in each of his two appearances for the Real Madrid senior side.