West Ham are now interested in signing Porto left-back Zaidu Sanusi according to a report from Porto-based publication Mercado Azul.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly after a new left-back.

West Ham have been linked strongly with moves to sign Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico (De Telegraaf) and Juventus ace Luca Pellegrini (Tuttosport) over the past 24 hours.

And now there is another name to add to the list.

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West Ham chasing Zaidu Sanusi?

The 24-year-old is the target of a late swoop by the Hammers according to Mercado Azul.

It is suggested that the East London outfit will come in force for the three-capped Nigeria international today. Whether West Ham are eyeing a permanent or temporary deal is unclear, however.

It is expected that the Hammers will spend a large chunk of their budget on Nikola Vlasic today. So a loan move for Sanusi is probably more likely.

Sanusi would be a very smart addition for West Ham.

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In 25 league appearances for Porto last season, the 24-year-old averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and one clearance per game (Who Scored).

The Nigerian is incredibly athletic, has bundles of pace and is just as much of an asset in the final third as he is in defence.

According to Own Goal Nigeria, Sanusi could be picked up for around €20 million (£16.8m) this summer.

As mentioned earlier, however, West Ham will probably prefer a loan deal.

Read also: High level insider claims West Ham youngster has the option to join Celtic on deadline day

We would be more than happy with the Porto ace rocking up at the London Stadium this summer.

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