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West Ham handed huge boost as report makes claim about Liverpool stance on Duje Caleta-Car

West Ham United have been handed a big boost in the chase for Duje Caleta-Car with Foot Mercato reporting that Liverpool are prioritising a move to sign Ibrahima Konaté instead.

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The Express and Foot Mercato have both claimed that the Hammers and the Reds are both keen to sign the Marseille centre-back in the summer.

If Jurgen Klopp made a concrete move to bring the 24-year-old to Anfield, West Ham boss David Moyes would have his work cut out.

The Hammers desperately need to sign a top class centre-back.


Fabian Balbuena looks all set to leave the London Stadium whilst Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson are 33 and 31 respectively.

In addition to that, the jury is still out on Issa Diop.

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West Ham could have free run at Caleta-Car as Liverpool look elsewhere

Foot Mercato claims that the Reds are prioritising a move to sign Ibrahima Konaté this summer. And as a result, the door could be left wide open for West Ham to sign the 12-capped Croatia centre-back.

And the 24-year-old defender would be a truly excellent addition for the Hammers.

Well-renowned football analysis and scouting website IBWM recently described Caleta-Car as an ‘exceptional talent’.

In 31 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille this season, the 24-year-old has scored two goals and registered one assist. In those outings, the Croatian has averaged 0.9 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 4 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

Standing at 6ft 4in tall, Caleta-Car is an absolute monster in the air. He is exactly the kind of signing we should be making.

And if Foot Mercato are correct about Liverpool’s priorities lying elsewhere, West Ham should have a great chance of signing the Croatian this summer.

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