According to a report from Football Insider, West Brom could beat West Ham to the signature of Brighton full-back Bernardo.
According to a report from Sky Sports, Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the former RB Leipzig ace to the London Stadium this summer.
But it seems as though Slaven Bilic has similar ideas.
Football Insider claims that the Baggies boss wants to bring Bernardo to the Hawthorns. And West Brom are allegedly well positioned to beat West Ham to the Brazilian ace.
Considering the fact that the Hammers have lost Grady Diangana to the Baggies, as well as losing out on Cedric Kipre to the Black Country outfit, missing out on Bernardo would be another untimely blow for West Ham.
Brighton signed the 25-year-old from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018 for around £9 million (BBC).
The Brazilian has played 43 games for the Seagulls. Last season he made 14 Premier League appearances.
In those outings, Bernardo averaged 1.9 tackles, 0.4 interceptions and 1.4 clearances per game (Who Scored).
He has been solid if not spectacular during his time in England. But the Brighton ace would undoubtedly be an upgrade on the hapless Cresswell.
Bernardo would clearly be a very decent acquisition for West Ham. But according to Football Insider, the Hammers could once again end up second best to West Brom.
And that will be difficult to accept for us fans.