West Ham United are looking to make David Moyes less hostile with a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper has reported on its website that the Hammers have bid around £10million, but the French giants are holding out for something closer to £17million.
With the Irons going through a defensive injury crisis with Craig Dawson, Nayef Aguerd and Angelo Ogbonna all out, GSBK are trying to place Moyes ahead of the trip to Nottingham Forest.
Kehrer is described as being extremely quick and regarded by many as a potential “future world-class player” as he looks for more guaranteed football compared to his time in Paris.
Moyes is keeping his options open though, with other names on the table should a move for the 25-year-old for whatever reason not go through.
Dan-Axel Zagadou is also a name on the shortlist and would come free after his time at Borussia Dortmund came to an end in the recent summer window.
West Ham United need reinforcements at the back, and they need them now.
Of course, we cannot point any blame towards GSBK, who have made big money available already this summer, but the chequebook needs to remain open at the London Stadium.
This is simply just rotten luck with three of our four central options now ruled out.
What didn’t help is Issa Diop refusing to play against Manchester City and then sealing a move to Fulham, although we’d rather he be gone if that is his attitude.
Moyes and Rob Newman have clearly identified Kehrer and made their move early, but with the clock ticking, we hope for our sake that they just cough up the cash needed.
£17million for a future world-class player who can also play on the left if needed is perfect, and there is now no time to waste as we look to solve this crisis.