West Ham could be dealt a huge blow in the summer transfer window if Tottenham manage to sign Southampton star James Ward-Prowse.

The Athletic have claimed that Antonio Conte now wants to bring the 27-year-old Southampton ace to Tottenham before the start of next season.

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That claim comes after it was reported that Hammers boss David Moyes wanted to bring Ward-Prowse to the London Stadium.

The Southampton star has absolutely everything that West Ham need in the middle of the park.

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Tottenham will be a real problem for us if they make a concrete move to sign JWP, however, with Champions League football on offer in north London.

And it seems as though the Hammers and Spurs could be set for a titanic summer transfer battle…

West Ham face big problem with Tottenham chasing James Ward-Prowse in the summer window

The Athletic have claimed that Spurs now want to sign the Southampton star.

Missing out on the 27-year-old to our bitter rivals Tottenham would be absolutely disastrous.

Ward-Prowse would be an absolutely brilliant signing for West Ham.

The 10-capped England international is a sensational footballer and has been dubbed as the best set-piece taker in world football by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

He has been described as a ‘magnificent’ player by The Daily Mail.

Ward-Prowse enjoyed his best season ever for Southampton this term, bagging 11 goals and eight assists in 42 games (Transfermarkt).

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The central midfielder possesses exceptional technique, is a magnificent passer of the football and has a very impressive engine.

The 27-year-old is truly incredible from dead-ball situations as well.

Considering how much emphasis David Moyes places on set-pieces, it’s easy to see why signing Ward-Prowse would be very high up on the Scot’s priority list.

Tottenham seem better placed financially than West Ham to sign James Ward-Prowse in the summer transfer window though. And as mentioned earlier, they have Champions League football to offer any potential new signings as well.

Losing out on the 27-year-old’s signature to Spurs would be a really bitter pill to swallow.

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