West Ham have reportedly moved to sign towering free agent French star Dan-Axel Zagadou with Craig Dawson set for a January departure.

West Ham were allegedly ready to offer 6ft 5in Zagadou a large package in order to tempt him to move to the London Stadium in the summer.

A recent report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Roma, West Ham and Manchester United wanted to sign the 23-year-old.

West Ham boss David Moyes has been persistently linked with a move to bring Zagadou to the club (Calcio Mercato Web).

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Gazzetta dello Sport and The Sun claimed the Hammers were willing to offer ‘a lot of funds’ to put them in pole position for Zagadou’s signature.

The ‘incredible’ star West Ham were ready to put a lot of money on the table to sign is still a free agent after the window shut just under two weeks ago.

As reported by Hammers News, the transfer deadline passed without Zagadou signing for anyone amid continued speculation over a tussle for his services, which was also said to involve Inter Milan.

Hammers News suggested at the time that Zagadou could present the perfect solution to the Craig Dawson situation.

Many Hammers fans are uncomfortable with the fact Dawson has been forced to stay at the club despite his personal problems.

And journalist Alan Nixon has claimed on his Patreon page that Dawson looks certain to leave West Ham in January after a move to Wolves collapsed on deadline day when Moyes failed to line-up a suitable replacement.

‘Direct talks’ West Ham move to sign towering free agent French star Dan-Axel Zagadou with Craig Dawson set for January departure

Well it seems that could change sooner than Hammers fans might have thought.

Because a source has claimed West Ham have had direct talks’ over a move to sign towering free agent French star Zagadou with Dawson set for a January departure.

A Portuguese transfer insider yesterday told his near 100,000 following on Twitter that Zagadou could join West Ham, claiming there have been ‘direct talks’ with the player’s agent.

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appearances for Borussia Dortmund last season. But he could be the perfect signing to act as back-up to West Ham’s current defenders until he gets himself up to speed with the Premier League.

BVB’s official website describe the centre-back as an ‘incredible’ player.

Standing at 6ft 6in tall, Zagadou is strong in the air but he is also quick along the ground.

The Dortmund ace is very good with the ball at his feet as well. In 15 league appearances last season he made an average of 60.2 passes per game and registered an incredibly impressive 88.2% completion rate (Who Scored).


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