According to Italian football expert Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham are interested in signing Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana this month, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

The Hammers are desperately short in central midfield, although it does look like they are moving to address that issue, as they close in on the signing of Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek, according to the Guardian.

It could be argued that the signing of just one central midfielder is not enough, however.

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Udinese man could be available for just €20 million (£17 million) this month.

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Seko Fofana  (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

And Fofana is a slightly different player to the Czech ace anyway.

The Ivory Coast international is more of a ball playing central midfielder.

According to Who Scored, in 16 Serie A games this season, he has averaged 29.6 passes per match with an impressive completion rate of 86.5%. He has also averaged 1.2 key passes and 2.3 successful dribbles per game during that period.

At 24, Fofana is approaching the prime years of his career, so it would be a good time to buy the Udinese ace, especially for the reported fee of just £17 million.

Some West Ham fans took to Twitter, and were sceptical that the club’s owners will pay that kind of money for the midfielder, however…

 
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