Hammers eye Bundesliga midfielder


zuberWest Ham are this morning being reported as lining up a summer move for Hoffenheim midfielder Steven Zuber.

However they will face competition from Italy and Spain where  Juventus are keen, along with Valencia and Sevilla

Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo claim that the Hammers are keeping tabs on the Switzerland international, with his club rating him at £8.6million.

A Hammers source revealed that the player had been scouted at various times this season.

The Germans want the 25-year-old to stay with a potential campaign in the Champions League possible. They are currently in fourth  place, one point behind Borussia Dortmund.

Zuber has caught the eye this season after having a hand in five goals during his 15 Bundesliga appearances, scoring three himself and adding another two in assists.

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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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