West Ham make right-back enquiry and close in on exciting, midfield enforcer

Date published: Monday 27th January 2020 4:43 - Matthew Briggs

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West Ham are in advanced talks with Slavia Prague over a deal for Tomas Soucek and have enquired about Tottenham’s Kyle Walker-Peters, claims a report.

The Guardian report that the Hammers are hopeful of wrapping up a deal for central midfielder Soucek aftwe watching Carlos Sanchez struggle there against West Brom.

West Ham are looking to find a buyer in Spain for Sanchez, who was axed by David Moyes at half-time in the FA Cup defeat to the Baggies.

Conor Townsend put Slaven Bilic’s team in front early after a Sanchez error and afterwards the Hammers boss said: “I came with the same problem last time. It’s not changed.

“What I need to do is find something that can give us inspiration. I was disappointed with opportunities we gave up because need to be hard to beat. We’ve got to find a way to make it seem we’re tougher to beat.”

Moyes is believed to be looking to add a “greater presence in midfield” and Soucek, 24, who has captained Prague 13 times this season, and scored 10 times, appears to fit the bill.

As per the source, West Ham are poised to raise their initial bid of €15m for the Czech international, with Slavia Prague believed to want €20m.

Meanwhile, with Moyes also chasing a forward and a right-back, the same source claim the club have enquired about signing Walker-Peters on loan.

West Ham are believed to have failed with a £12m offer for Nottingham Forest’s right-back Matty Cash and are now looking at adding Spurs 22-year-old as a temporary addition.

Ryan Fredericks has been ruled out of action until the end of next month after suffering a hamstring strain at Gillingham and Moyes is looking for a deputy.


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