West Ham are now actually in advanced talks to sign Alex Kral.

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That’s according to football journalist Nicolo Schira.

The never ending transfer saga has had more twists and turns than an Eastenders storyline over the past few months.

Sky Sports and The Express both recently claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes was very close to bringing Kral to the London Stadium.

Then ExWHUemployee suggested two days ago that the Hammers’ interest in the 23-year-old had actually cooled.

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Nicolo Schira has now thrown his hat into the ring, however.

West Ham close to signing Alex Kral?

The Italian journalist reckons that the Hammers are in advanced talks to sign the Czech Republic international and have offered him a five-year deal.

Let’s just hope that Schira has got this one right because Kral would be a truly exceptional signing for West Ham.

In 29 league outings for Spartak Moscow this season, the Czech Republic international has registered five assists and has averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 0.8 clearances and 0.8 dribbles per game. During those appearances, he has made 56 passes per match on average with a completion rate of 81% (Who Scored).

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The Czech Republic international began his career as a defender but he has evolved into a midfielder. He is apt at playing the holding role but he can perform central midfield box-to-box duties with aplomb as well.

Let’s just hope that we manage to get this one done by hook or by crook.

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Kral would undoubtedly succeed at the London Stadium. Please make this one happen Sully!

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