West Ham United continue to preserve an interest in signing Chelsea protector Kurt Zouma, The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg declares.

The Hammers have actually been looking for a brand-new centre-back throughout the summertime, and they have not come close to signing anybody.

Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic was previously promoted as their primary target, however it now appears that they have actually been evaluated of a relocation.

Zouma has actually been another centre-back that has actually been regularly connected, and it appears that the Hammers are still checking out an offer for him.

They are still away from an arrangement due to the ₤25 million cost. Zouma’s wage needs are likewise beyond their expectations.

The Blues are wanting to ship Zouma completely to maximize area and funds to buy Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde.

Sportslens view:

The Hammers have actually received their first-ever Europa League group phase project, however they are yet to make any outfield finalizings.

With simply 2 weeks left prior to the due date, there might be frenzied transfer activity at the club as they require more depth and quality to handle the additional work.

A brand-new centre-back and striker might be amongst the concerns. Michail Antonio stays the club’s only professional centre-forward at the minute.

The Hammers are yet to make any development in settlements for Zouma, however the Blues might decrease their cost as the due date closes.

The European champs appear crazy about Kounde regardless of the introduction of Trevoh Chalobah. They require to unload a minimum of one centre-back.

Zouma is presently on ₤46,000- a-week at the Blues, however he might be considering a considerable wage raise to relocate to the London Arena.

A 100 percent walking would make him the third-highest earner at the Hammers, and it appears not likely that they will fulfill such needs.

The club presently have 4 senior centre-backs in Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop and Winston Reid. Reid is plainly out of favour.

Aside from Milenkovic and Zouma, they just recently tried to sign Rennes’ Nayef Aguerd. The French club made it clear that he is not for sale.

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