Sport West Ham may face competition for Fabian Ruiz

21:55  05 march  2018
21:55  05 march  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea make enquiry to sign Elseid Hysaj

  Chelsea make enquiry to sign Elseid Hysaj Antonio Conte has never really been fully comfortable with his fullback options during his near-two seasons at Chelsea, with a lack of depth on either flank a cause for concern at various points during his management. This season, to provide competition with Victor Moses at right wing-back and Marcos Alonso on the left side, the Blues signed Davide Zappacosta from Torino in the summer after missing out on Sergi Roberto and Kyle Walker, and added Emerson Palmieri from Roma in January following a failed attempt to bring Juventus’ Alex Sandro to the Premier League. In the case of Zappacosta, the Italy international hasn’t really been particularly impressive whenever he’s broken into the side and Chelsea are said to be interested in replacing him in the summer and have made an enquiry to sign Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj, according to ESPN. Hysaj has been one of the standout fullbacks in Serie A over the last few seasons with the Albanian being a key contributor to Napoli’s rise back into title contention this campaign. The report claims that Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all also interested in signing the defender.

West Ham United are seemingly interested in signing Fabian Ruiz . Unfortunately for the Hammers, they could face competition for his signature and Sunday's performance is unlikely to have dissuaded any would-be suitors from retaining an interest.

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In January, it was reported that West Ham were keen on signing promising Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz.

The Hammers were out to sign a new holding midfielder in the mid-season transfer window and a number of players, including Fabian, were touted as targets for the club.

It seems likely that West Ham will reignite their interest in a new central midfielder when the summer comes around and if Fabian is indeed a target for David Moyes, he may need to fend off a whole host of competition from elsewhere.

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According to Spanish reports, as cited by talkSPORT, Lazio are the latest club to express an interest in Fabian as they eye up replacements for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

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According to reports from ESPN, West Ham are weighing up a move for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz . The Hammers could potentially face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Transfer Talk: Lazio, Valencia, Barca + Madrid Compete For Fabian Ruiz . Last month, rumours were circulating that Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in the midfielder; whilst English club West Ham are said to be interested.

The Serie A side are set to lose their Serbian midfielder in the summer as interest continues to mount and it seems they are interested in recruiting Fabian as he continues to impress for Betis.

Lazio’s rivals Roma have also been touted as a potential destination for the young Spaniard, whilst West Ham’s fellow Premier League competitors Stoke City are also claimed to be interested.

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Liverpool join West Ham in the race for Dendoncker .
West Ham’s pursuit of Leander Dendoncker in January was well documented but it seems they will face competition for his signature from Liverpool in the summer. According to a report from Italian news outlet TMW, the Reds have identified Dendoncker as a target ahead of the summer transfer window and could make a move. Dendoncker has, for the last few seasons, been a hugely impressive player for Anderlecht and has continued to impress for the Pro League outfit. The young Belgian has been cited as a potential replacement for Emre Can at Anfield, with the German set to move on at his contract’s expiration. A move for Dendoncker could be appealing for Jurgen Klopp given his ability to play both in central midfield and in central defence. Dendoncker was understood to have been keen on a move to the Premier League in January, as West Ham made efforts to land him. However, it seems Liverpool have now joined the race for the 22-year-old. The Hammers may be forced into moving for a holding midfielder in the summer, with Joao Mario’s future beyond his loan spell at the club looking somewhat ominous. Any move for Dendoncker, however, could be down to whether or not West Ham are playing Premier League football next term.

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