According to a report from Milliyet, West Ham are set to open talks with Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida imminently.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring a new centre-back to the London Stadium this summer.

Angelo Ogbonna was brilliant last season, but he will be 33 next year. The jury is still out on Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena has been heavily linked with an exit from east London (ExWHUemployee).

Portugal v Croatia - UEFA Nations League

Domagoj Vida (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The trouble is, funds are tight at West Ham. So Moyes will have to be thrifty in his player recruitment.

And Milliyet claims that talks between West Ham and Besiktas regarding the potential transfer of Domagoj Vida are imminent.

Signing the Croatia international would surely make little sense, however. At 31-years-old, he doesn’t fit the profile of player David Moyes has repeatedly suggested he wants to sign this summer.

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Domagoj Vida (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sure, Vida is a top pro, and he could make a difference to our team. But signing him would surely completely undermine what Moyes wants to do.

The Croatian certainly wouldn’t be a signing made with one eye on the future.

And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the news that the Hammers could be set to open talks to sign Vida…

 
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