Croatian keeper on irons radar


KalincWest Ham are in a chase with Everton and Southampton to land Gent stopper Lovre Kalinic, according to media reports .

The Hammers scouted the keeper as his side ended Tottenham’s interest in Europe at Wembley last Thursday.

Kalinic saw a deal to Villa fall through last summer and is understood to be available for around £10 million but Everton and Saints are also very much on his case.

Ironically, the Toffees of all three Premier have also looked at Adrian as an option but Kalinic is the first choice option of all three clubs.

Slaven Bilic is a big fan of his fellow Croatian countryman which may give him a head start in negotiations.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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