According to Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham United are keen to sign Inter Milan youngster Filip Stankovic when the transfer window re-opens.

The 18-year-old stopper is the son of legendary Inter midfielder Dejan.

The youngster’s father, 41, won six Serie A titles with Inter and Lazio and also won the Champions League with the Nezaruzzi in 2010.

And his son will be hoping to follow in his footsteps.

FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Serie A

Filip Stankovic (Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Stankovic is still yet to make a senior appearance for the Italian giants.

He has impressed at youth level, however, conceding just 40 goals in 39 games and keeping 14 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

 

West Ham might find it hard to prise the Serb away from the San Siro

Stankovic told Inter’s official website that it is a dream for him to train and play for the Serie A giants. So West Ham might just have their work cut-out if they want to sign the Serbia under-19 international.

West Ham currently have Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph as goalkeeping options, whilst Roberto and youngster Nathan Trott are out on loan.

FC Internazionale Pre-Season Training Camp

Filip Stankovic (Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/FC Internazionale via Getty Images)

Fabianski is 34, whilst Randolph is 32. So at first glance, it would seem that the Hammers need more youth in the goalkeeping department.

That is not the case, however. 21-year-old Nathan Trott will return on loan in the summer, whilst 19-year-old Joseph Anang is in line to be promoted to the first-team squad next season (Ghana Soccernet).

So bearing that in mind, a move for Stankovic would be a strange one.

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