West Ham United are looking to make it a double with Championship side Wigan Athletic.

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West Ham have been heavily linked with Wigan’s young American left-back Antonee Robinson.

The Sun on Sunday reporter Alan Nixon revealed last month that West Ham boss David Moyes is ‘heading the queue’ for the 22-year-old’s signature.

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West Ham want Robinson AND his defensive partner – report

West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh also carried a report on West Ham’s interest in the star who famously saw a dream move to AC Milan fall through at the 11th hour in the January transfer window over a problem with his medical.

Moyes has made no secret of his plans to scour the Championship for young, energetic talent hungry to prove themselves in the Premier League (whufc.com and beIN Sports).

And West Ham could be set to launch a double raid on Wigan after a new report claimed Moyes wants Robinson’s defensive partner Cedric Kipre.

The 23-year-old has impressed Moyes with his performances for the Latics according to The Daily Mail.

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Moyes impressed by former PSG defender

Kipre came through the Paris Saint Germain academy before joining Leicester in 2014.

The centre back has starred for Paul Cook’s side and put himself back in contention for a return to the Premier League following his eye-catching displays for Wigan.

Kipre has helped Wigan to 15 clean sheets this season. That’s the joint second most shut outs in the Championship behind promotion hopefuls Brentford.

 

So it is easy to see why West Ham boss Moyes is keen to bring in not one but two of Wigan’s defenders.

The Hammers have conceded far too many goals again this season, shipping 59 goals with three games to go.

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Hammers could solve two problem positions with double deal

Although West Ham’s superior goalscoring compared to their relegation rivals could be what keeps Moyes’s side up on goal difference this season.

Wigan have a 12-point deduction hanging over them after falling into administration and are facing a battle to hang onto their better players.

A recent report from Sun on Sunday reporter Nixon claimed Robinson has a relegation clause which means West Ham could land him for just £1.5million if Wigan drop as a result of the 12-point deduction.

The Daily Mail’s report does not quote a fee for Kipre.

But West Ham could well solve two problem positions – at left-back and centre-back – in line with Moyes’s vision while not over-stretching themselves financially.

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