West Ham are in the race to sign Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic this summer, according to a new report.
Plaza Deportivo, via Sport Witness, reports that the Hammers are in the hunt to snap up the centre-back, as are Spanish side Valencia.
The 29-year-old’s contract is set to expire next week, meaning he will be available on a free transfer.
Maksimovic remained a relatively key member of Napoli’s squad last season and made a total of 27 appearances in all competitions in 2020/21.
Real Betis are also interested, along with a number of Italian teams, and Maksimovic is regarded as a big opportunity for any potential buyer this summer.
Maksimovic is said to fancy a move to La Liga but the Irons are in desperate need of a centre-back this summer, with Fabian Balbuena leaving upon the expiration of his contract.
Valencia are said to be at the front of the queue but it remains to be seen if that changes over the next few weeks.