Sport West Ham defender Issa Diop closing in on move to Fulham
Fulham seek centre-back options, including Sarr, Vestergaard and Diop
Fulham need a new centre back, and they're possibly scouting from Premier League rivals - namely Chelsea's Malang Sarr, West Ham's Issa Diop and Leicester City's Jannik Vestergaard.The Cottagers have just 16 senior players in their squad, and Marco Silva's side are urgently seeking defensive reinforcements with their opening league game on Saturday.
defender is closing on his £15million move to .
Managerrevealed that the French centre back had not made himself available for recent games amid ongoing talks over a move away despite West Ham needing cover in defence.
Moyes has been eager to bring in another centre back with new signing Nayef Aguerd out for a couple of months while Craig Dawson has picked up a thigh strain and Angelo Ogbonna is still recovering from his cruciate injury.
West Ham were in for Wolves' Conor Coady but he is joining Everton and Moyes also wants a left back and midfielder.
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The 25-year old Diop is expected to undergo a medical ahead of signing for Marco Silva's side.
Diop joined West Ham from Toulouse in 2018 and has made 121 appearances for the club.
In addition to Aguerd, West Ham have also signed Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Flynn Downes, while goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made his loan move from Paris Saint-Germain permanent.
The Hammers commenced their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Sunday.
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After selling Issa Diop to Fulham for £15million, the Hammers are short of centre-back options as Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna and new arrival Nayef Aguerd are all currently out injured. David Moyes was forced to start full-back Ben Johnson in the centre of defence in the team's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season.