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Hammers enquire about Liverpool centre back target

West Ham are reported to have enquired about the availability of Real Betis centre back Aissa Mandi despite Liverpool interest.

Liverpool are claimed close to signing the defender from the Spanish club with his contract set to expire next year.

The Premier League champions are thought to have tabled a 10 million Euro bid for the 28-year-old

However Spanish website Eldesmarque.com says Liverpool is not the only team in the Premier League interested with West Ham making an enquiry.

Another report in the Sunday Mirror claims Real Betis have told Liverpool to improve their £9 million bid for Aissa Mandi by £1.8 million if they want the centre-back this summer.

Mandi started to play football at the age of 8 at Reims. In 2010, he made his professional debut as a starter for the club in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre AC.

He joined Real Betis in 2016  for £2.5m signing a five-year deal with the La Liga club.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter