By George Overhill

6th Aug, 2022 | 7:11pm

West Ham United contacted over possible signing of Conor Coady, due to move - talkSPORT

West Ham have been “sounded out” over their interest in Wolves captain Conor Coady, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.

The 29-year-old is now set to leave Molineux as the club are ready to allow him to leave, causing “uproar” among their fans.

Everton are leading the race to sign him currently, but the Hammers are also in the market for a defender since Nayef Aguerd’s injury, and ExWHUemployee has suggested the Englishman could be a target.

The his latest transfer notebook Crook writes: “Everton are pushing hard to sign Conor Coady, with Wolves reluctantly set to allow their captain to leave.

“Wolves fans have reacted in uproar at suggestions Coady, 29, is on his way out of the club after seven years loyal service.

“talkSPORT understands West Ham have been sounded out as a potential destination for Coady but Everton manager Frank Lampard is keenest to snap him up.”

Competition

Coady suddenly being available gives David Moyes an intriguing option as he looks to solve the conundrum he’s been saddled with in defence.

Issa Diop is exit-bound but can’t go until cover is found for the stricken Aguerd, who was ruled out for up to three months after an injury in the preseason.

The manager would likely prefer to bring in a loanee since the Moroccan signing will return eventually, but a 29-year-old with extensive Premier League experience could be an attractive option to feature longer-term, with Angelo Ogbonna 34 and Craig Dawson 32.

Everton, with former Hammer Lampard at the helm, look like they need Coady more, having one of the weakest defences in the league last season.

On top of that they saw two starting centre-backs go off with injury in their opening game against Chelsea, with Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina being replaced.

Therefore they are sure to be making an even stronger push to bring in the Wolves man, so if Moyes wants to get involved he is going to need to do it soon.