Youssouf Fofana is one of a number of players the Hammers are chasing.

One would hope the search for potential midfielders began months ago. However it has been claimed that Fofana has emerged as a clear target. According to French sports daily L’Equipe, The Irons have already made a move to take Fofana to the London Stadium this summer.

Hammers chase. Moyes has cast his net far and wide

The Hammers have taken the initial steps towards getting the midfielder and are pushing for a move. Whilst I have heard us linked to this player before, I’m not sure Fofana is a front runner. That being said the club did a reasonable job of keeping some targets quite last summer.

However, the Hammers could face stiff competition from Inter Milan who are also looking at Fofana. Inter may well be perceived to have an advantage but West Ham have become a more attractive prospect following the cup win.

With West Ham likely to bank a decent fee from Rice’s departure, Moyes will have considerable funds for this summer. As a result we’ll be linked with  everyone. But somewhere amongst the sludge of rumours will be a nugget of truth.