According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham are interested in signing Besiktas ace Gary Medel, but a deal to sign the midfielder is a long way from being done.

Pedro Obaing is very close to sealing his exit from the Hammers, so Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to add the experienced campaigner, 31, to his ranks.

The Chilean has always been a fan of his fellow countryman.

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Gary Medel in action for Chile (Photo NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Express reported back in January that West Ham wanted to sign the 125-capped international ace.

A move to the London Stadium failed to materialise for Medel, however.

It seems as though Pellegrini is now trying once again to bring the Besiktas man to east London.

ExWHUemployee confirmed that West Ham want to sign the tough-tackling South American:

Despite the fact that the Besiktas man is a well established, experienced midfielder, there probably won’t be too many Hammers fans who will be excited by the prospect of the Chilean arriving at the London Stadium this summer.

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Gary Medel (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

The 31-year-old is a decent player, and he would probably do a job for Pellegrini.

But if West Ham want to make real progress, they should be aiming a lot higher than Medel.

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