By Mike Southey

23rd Oct, 2021 | 7:15am

West Ham United want to sign Filip Djuricic, contract expires in 2022

West Ham United are well in the race to sign Sassuolo playmaker Filip Djuricic next summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet have reported on their website that the race is heating up with the likes of Southampton, Inter and Napoli all recently interested.

It is shared that the Serbian is in the final year of his current contract, and there are no plans to accept an extension.

Described as a “gift of talent”, it looks as though the Irons could seal a real bargain if they were to get this one over the line.

Having said that, Calciomercato suggest that Djuricic is currently in a “risky” situation with his contract running down.

There is now a serious chance that his future lays away from Sassuolo though, and many clubs are ready to take advantage.

Move on.

West Ham have been linked with Djuricic yet again this month, and it looks as though that this is going nowhere anytime soon.

Do the Irons really need another attacking midfielder?

Looking at the squad, it would only be needed if there were impending exits around the corner, and that could spell bad news for someone such as Andriy Yarmolenko.

Djuricic has been playing more and has been involved in more goals at club level than the Ukrainian, so could be a smart replacement – especially if it costs no fee apart from the wages.

David Moyes is always looking at ways to improve his squad, and now with Rob Newman helping, we could start to see more of these smart moves.

In other West Ham United news, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that this ‘Awesome’ star is set to make a decision on his future amid Irons interest

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