Jose Mourinho allegedly could scupper West Ham United’s reported plan to sign Nahitan Nandez this summer.

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La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Mourinho is keen to sign a new central midfielder for Roma this summer.

The former Tottenham boss has allegedly identified Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez as a prime summer target.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 25-year-old Uruguay international to the London Stadium this summer (ExWHUemployee and Centotrentuno).

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Could Jose Mourinho beat West Ham to Nahitan Nandez? (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho to scupper West Ham plan?

The Roma boss is allegedly desperate to bring Nandez to the Stadio Olimpico this summer.

So that will obviously make the Hammers’ task of signing the tenacious Uruguayan an incredibly hard one.

The diminutive midfielder is exactly the kind of player Moyes should be looking to bring to East London this summer.

 

Nandez has enjoyed a superb campaign with Cagliari this term.

The 25-year-old averaged 1.8 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.3 dribbles and 1.5 clearances in 32 Serie A appearances this season. He made 30.9 passes per game on average during those outings and recorded a completion rate of 77.7% (Who Scored).

Cagliari Calcio v SS Lazio - Serie A
West Ham target Nahitan Nandez in action for Cagliari (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

Soccer Souls describe the tenacious midfielder as ‘outstanding’. He could be available for around £22 million this summer according to a report from Corriere dello Sport (Print edition, May 15th, page 19.

That would represent superb value for West Ham.

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Losing out on Nandez to Mourinho and Roma would be a big blow to stomach for the Hammers.

Let’s hope that David Moyes can work his magic and tempt the Uruguayan into moving to the London Stadium in spite of Jose’s alleged interest in his services.

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