By Dave Langton
West Ham have reopened talks with Chelsea over a deal for Emerson Palmieri.
We reported earlier this week that the deal was on the verge of collapse, despite the Hammers offering £13m to sign the left-back.
That came down to a difference over personal terms but the Irons are hopeful of reaching a compromise as they attempt to strengthen the full-back position.
The Irons have allowed Arthur Masuaku to leave on loan and the Irons have made it a priority to add a new left-back to the squad.
It remains to be seen if Emerson is willing to lower his demands but talks are ongoing with his camp, as well as with the Blues over a fee.
The Irons do have other options in the position but they are aware that time is against them when it comes to completing a squad revamp this summer.
Vlad Coufal played at left-back in the Europa Conference League against Viborg.