West Ham have abandoned transfer talks with Manchester United in favor of four other options.
After talks with Manchester United came to a halt, West Ham will shift their focus elsewhere.
After failing to sign Manchester United defender Phil Jones, West Ham will shift their focus elsewhere in their search for a centre-back. Prior to the start of the new season, the Hammers are trying to strengthen their defense.
Jones was said to have aroused the interest of West Ham manager David Moyes, who worked with Jones during his ill-fated tenure as United manager.
Jones has fallen even further down the pecking order at Old Trafford, with the imminent acquisition of Raphael Varane.
Jonathan Shrager, however, claims that the England international will not be at London Stadium.
As a result, the Hammers will be compelled to find a replacement as they prepare for a season in the Europa League.
According to 90min.com, West Ham have made no secret of their desire to sign Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic, but are having difficulty agreeing personal terms with the player.
The 23-year-contract old’s has one year left on it, although Sevilla are reportedly interested in signing him.
Milenkovic, who has 28 Serbian caps, appeared in 34 Serie A games for the Genoa-based club last season, but is expected to move for a club that can offer him European action.
If a deal for Milenkovic fails to materialize, the Hammers may once again turn to Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car.
Last year, the Hammers were linked with the youngster, but he reportedly turned them down because he wanted to play Champions League football.
The 24-year-old joined the Stade Velodrome from RB Salzburg in 2018 and has made 91 appearances for the club.
Caleta-Car has 16 Croatian caps and was part of the team that lost 1-0 to England at Euro 2020 this summer.
He was also a member of the World Cup 2018 squad that advanced to the final.
Mouctar Diakhaby of Valencia is another player Moyes is reportedly interested in.
Last season, the 24-year-old was a regular in La Liga and also has Champions League and Europa League experience.
West Ham might also go closer to home and make an offer for Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
Moyes has long admired Tarkowski, and according to talkSPORT, the Hammers had three bids for the youngster turned down last summer.
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