By Anthony Onifade

22nd Mar, 2023 | 7:10am

West Ham United transfer news as Axel Disasi wanted with £44m update

West Ham United are interested in signing AS Monaco defender Axel Disasi, according to the Daily Mail.

It is believed that the French giants are prepared to sell this summer according to sources [22 March], for the not-so-small fee of around £44million

The 24-year-old giant linked with the Hammers in the past [Daily Mail, 5 January] has undergone a tremendous upward trajectory throughout his career at Monaco enjoying a remarkable season managing to net five goals and four assists in all competitions from centre-back so far.

The report in the Daily Mail goes on to reveal that Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur are all also interested.

Great deal

It is no secret that centre-back is a problem position for the Hammers with David Moyes constantly chopping and changing his options because of frequent injury troubles.

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All of Angelo Ogbonna, Nayef Aguerd and Kurt Zouma have all endured spells on the sideline this campaign which has certainly come at a cost to the club’s season where they currently sit in the relegation places.

Moyes has certainly stumbled on a consistent pairing in recent weeks with Ogbonna and Aguerd pairing up in defence, with summer signing Thilo Kehrer featuring when playing three at the back. However, the East Londoners will be on the market for a defender and Disasi fits the bill.

A strong, towering and composed presence on the ball, the French defender is on course to continue his great development wherever he ends up next, and the Hammers should act on their temptation and attempt to bring him to East London, as he could become a leading figure for the club for a number of years.

Disasi also certainly knows where the goal is and that’s been a unique commodity for West Ham defenders in recent seasons. With the club set to sell Declan Rice for big money and move on some of their stars on big wages, there may be money in the bank to spend on a marquee signing and Disasi is certainly one of them.