ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are interested in signing Brighton duo Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th).

The Hammers certainly need to strengthen their central defensive department.

Angelo Ogbonna is on the wrong side of 31 and Winston Reid is unreliable from a fitness perspective.

And either Dunk or Duffy would be great additions.

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Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Dunk, 28, stands at 6ft 4in tall and is a real man mountain. He is strong in the air and is a great organiser.


Duffy, meanwhile, is of the same mould. The 27-year-old also stands at 6ft 4in and is a really commanding presence at the back.

ExWHUemployee claims that West Ham have looked at both Brighton centre-backs, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th):

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Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy in action (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“We have looked at a couple of players for that position. Duffy of Brighton is someone we like the look of and Dunk. I don’t know how easy it would be to get either of them though.”

Hammers fans would surely be delighted if either Dunk or Duffy ended up at the London Stadium.

Brighton would surely resist any move from West Ham for two of their key players, however, and they certainly won’t come cheap.

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