West Ham United will try to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko if Manchester City make a surprise move for ex Hammers target Rico Henry.
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David Moyes needs a new left-back who can also operate at wing back.
And West Ham have been repeatedly linked with a move for Ukraine star Zinchenko.
West Ham repeatedly linked with Zinchenko
The 24-year-old struggles to hold down a place in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.
Now Sun reporter Duncan Wright – who keeps a close eye on goings-on at West Ham – has told talkSPORT the Hammers could move for Zinchenko.
That’s after being told Man City are considering a move for former West Ham target Henry.
“That’s a leap (City interest in Henry), I knew that West Ham and Villa over the summer had shown an interest in Rico Henry,” Wright said on talkSPORT.
Reporter suggests West Ham will move for City fullback if Guardiola goes for man Moyes snubbed in summer
“He’s probably arguably the best fullback outside of the Premier League. I’d be surprised if City took him, does he fit their way of doing things?
“But that would mean Zinchenko would be surplus and I know that West Ham would be potentially interest in Zinchenko as well so there could be movement there but Rico Henry is a surprising name to me, I’ll check it out.”
West Ham could have signed pacy Brentford left-back Henry in the summer for £5million (Claret and Hugh and The Daily Mail).
But Moyes reportedly decided against a move with rumours he felt the player was too small.
To add further fuel to the flames, 90min claim Guardiola is prepared to listen to offers for Zinchenko.
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And the report states West Ham are one of four Premier League clubs in the running.
Zinchenko is said to be weighing up his options.
It comes after Moyes saw his transfer kitty boosted to the tune of £20million by the sale of flop striker Sebastien Haller.
But West Ham are expected to use the majority of that money to sign a replacement striker.
Moyes currently injury-prone Michail Antonio as his only senior forward.