Are West Ham the mystery club trying to sign an assist king who snubbed them last summer as Juventus look for a quick Filip Kostic sale?
It was widely reported all last summer that David Moyes was desperately trying to sign Serbian left wingback from Eintracht Frankfurt.
A host of sources claimed West Ham were closing in on agreeing a deal and terms with Kostic.
And West Ham knew all about the left-footed star’s talents having faced Kostic in the Europa League semi-finals the previous season.
West Ham chased star who shone against them for Frankfurt
But in the end Italian giants Juventus came in for the Serb and he moved to Turin instead.
A couple of months after Kostic completed the move to Juve, though, Gianluca Di Marzio revealed that West Ham were in the box seat to sign him only to miss out.
He did not disappoint at Juventus, scoring three goals and laying on nine assists last season from left wingback.
West Ham ended up signing Maxwel Cornet for £17.5m instead and the move has proved disastrous thus far.
Are West Ham the mystery Prem club trying to sign assist king who snubbed them last summer as Juventus look for quick Filip Kostic sale?
Now due to serious financial issues, Juventus are looking to offload Kostic – along with several others.
So are West Ham the mystery Prem club trying to sign the assist king who snubbed them last summer as Juventus look for a quick Kostic sale?
According to Football Italia Juve have told Kostic they need him to leave if a buyer can be found.
Moves makes sense with Juve desperate to sell
So could it be West Ham given that Aaron Cresswell looks set to leave and Moyes is known to be on the hunt for a new left-back.
West Ham have been linked with Ian Maatsen of Chelsea. But he seems to be very much in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and came on as a substitute in the draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
“There are sirens from the Premier League (for Kostic)…” TMW reports.
“There is a club from the Premier League that has requested information.”
The report suggests it could be Nottingham Forest. But they themselves are having to read carefully financially this summer after their mammoth splurge last year.
Kostic is represented by Italian agent Alessandro Lucci – the same man who brokered West Ham’s £30m signing of Gianluca Scamacca last summer.