West Ham United are still in talks with Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez over a potential January move, report Sky Sports.
This follows on from a report last week in Radio Vigo, part of Cadena Ser, which confirmed an entourage from the Hammers are in Vigo to discuss a deal for the player, whom they also approached last summer.
The Uruguayan striker is said to have a release clause of €50m at Balaidos and netted in a recent 4-2 loss at Rayo Vallecano.
“I believe that we will retain our most important players because it is the intention of the club to be strong,” Minambres is quoted as saying by the report.
“But with the English (clubs) you never know.”
West Ham are said to be resigned to the departure of Marko Arnautovic, who is rumoured to be moving to the Chinese Super League in a €35m deal.
Gomez has hit 26 La Liga goals in 51 starts since joining from Defensor Sporting in 2017.