West Ham could target a move to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer according to a report from highly reputable German media outlet Sport 1.
Central midfield is an area where Hammers boss David Moyes should really be looking to strengthen this summer.
The Scot currently only has Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Conor Coventry and the ageing Mark Noble to choose from at the London Stadium.
Coventry, 21, has been linked with a loan exit from West Ham (ExWHUemployee), so further reinforcements may well be required.
And what an incredible signing we have just been linked with.
West Ham want Corentin Tolisso
Sport 1 reckon that the Hammers could challenge Juventus for the 26-year-old Bayern Munich ace this summer.
The France international joined the Bundesliga giants from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2017 for around £36 million (Sport 1).
Tolisso has been good in spells for Bayern but he has just never been given enough chances to shine.
The 26-year-old’s contract in Munich expires next summer. So he could be available for a bargain fee this summer.
It has been reported that he will cost just €20 million this summer (£17.1 million) according to L’Equipe.
That would represent truly outstanding value for West Ham and the £17.1 million fee would be one that we could easily afford.
Tolisso can play in the orthodox central midfield role, in the number 10 position and in the deep-lying holding role.
He has exceptional vision and plays with a real kind of energy and enthusiasm that Moyes would really love.
If there’s any chance of getting this one done, the Hammers really shouldn’t hesitate.
The one problem will be tempting the Bayern ace into moving to the London Stadium. If we show some ambition in the transfer market, that will be far from impossible.
Sport 1 are a highly trustworthy source. We still find it hard to believe that West Ham will be able to beat Juve in the race for his signature, however.