West Ham United could take advantage of Zinedine Zidane’s squad rebuild at Real Madrid to land a real coup this summer.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has a tight base budget of £30 million this summer.
But the Chilean will get any money from player sales to top up his kitty.
The Hammers boss is believed to be targeting two strikers, a box-to-box midfielder, a fullback and a new back-up goalkeeper.
West Ham target rising Spain star
Working alongside director of football Mario Husillos, Pellegrini has his eye on young talented players he can build a team around.
And according to a new report from The Daily Star West Ham are targeting one of Spain’s top emerging talents, Dani Ceballos.
The all-action midfielder was signed for £15million by Real Madrid from Real Betis in 2017.
Zidane decision could benefit Hammers
It says a lot about how highly Real rated the 22-year-old that they handed him a six-year deal.
But Zinedine Zidane is reportedly willing to sell Ceballos as he rebuilds his squad.
Ceballos has shone for Spain since making his debut in a 6-0 UEFA Nations League win over Croatia.
Ceballos could mean curtains for Nasri
The Star claims West Ham will use money from the sale of Pedro Obiang to fund the move.
It would go some way to explaining West Ham’s relaxed attitude towards extending Samir Nasri’s stay.
According to West Ham site Claret & Hugh, Nasri is running out of time to earn a new deal with the Hammers after a string of injuries despite impressing when he has featured.