We believe that West Ham may well be the club to have made a ‘major offer’ for Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos after David Ornstein dropped an update this afternoon.
Hammers boss David Moyes is in desperate need of a new centre-back during the January transfer window.
Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season whilst Kurt Zouma is still yet to return from a hamstring tendon injury.
West Ham have a real chance to crack the top four this season but in order to do that, Moyes needs to make a couple of quality additions before the January window slams shut.
And we think that the Hammers owners might have lodged a big offer for someone already…
David Ornstein update on Diego Carlos points to West Ham?
The well-renowned journalist offered an update on the future of the Brazilian centre-back this afternoon.
Newcastle are leading the race to sign the 28-year-old, but it appears as though they could be set for a real battle for his signature.
David Ornstein explained in the Athletic that another unnamed Premier League club from London have made a ‘major offer’ for Diego Carlos.
The bid is thought not to have come from Arsenal.
That leaves West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
We can rule Palace out straight away, they have a plethora of centre backs and probably would not be shelling out that kind of money on a single player anyway.
Tottenham, meanwhile, paid £50 million for Cristian Romeo in the summer (The Athletic). Funds is tight at Spurs as well due to the money they owe having built their shiny new stadium.
And lastly, Chelsea have Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chabalah, Malang Sarr and even Cesar Azpilicueta amongst their ranks. It could be argued that the Blues need to strengthen in other areas than the centre-back department.
Out of all the London clubs, West Ham is the one most in need of a top-class centre-half in the January transfer window.
Carlos is thought to be valued at around £30 million by Sevilla (The Daily Mail).
The 28-year-old would be a truly exceptional addition for West Ham. He is tenacious in the tackle, strong in the air and quick along the ground.
Carlos is a proper leader as well. If Moyes brings him to the London Stadium for £30 million, the thought of Zouma playing alongside the South American would be a hugely tantalising one.
We think that there is a real chance this one could happen. Let’s hope that we’re right and West Ham are indeed the unnamed club to have made an offer for Diego Carlos.