West Ham United have reportedly been told that they will have to pay £20m in order to open negotiations with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Several days ago, it was claimed that Sampdoria had offered in the region of £6m to try to sign a player who has struggled with injury problems during his professional career at the Emirates Stadium.

However, according to the Daily Star, Arsenal want at least triple that fee and have informed fellow London side West Ham that they must meet their asking price, which also involves adds-on, to have a chance of signing the England international.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a productive campaign out on loan at Bournemouth last season, making 27 appearances in the Premier League, but he is currently still recovering from a fractured leg.

He is expected to return to training in the near future, but it appears that the Gunners intend on trying on trying to gain as much money as possible for a player who is available for transfer this summer.

Wilshere has only made three outings for Arsenal since the end of the 2014-15 campaign.