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West Ham May Hijack Leicester’s Swoop For £31m Rated La Liga Star


West Ham are interested in signing Getafe centre-back Djene, according to the Daily Express. Leicester City are said to be considering the Togo international as a replacement for Harry Maguire, but the Hammers are believed to be ready to make their move as well.

The 27-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal in recent months, has a £31m release clause. That figure would likely prove too steep for West Ham, but Getafe could agree to a cut-price deal.

The La Liga side are reportedly willing to sell up for £18m, plus add-ons, which could be closer to the Irons’ price range. Pedro Obiang’s £8m departure to Sassuolo has freed up some funds but they may have to sell more players to finance a deal.

West Ham are believed to be prepared to offload either Winston Reid or Angelo Ogbonna, but with the transfer deadline fast approaching, there isn’t a great deal of time for these transfers to be finalised.