West Ham United boss David Moyes is eyeing what looks to be an incredibly ambitious move for Everton captain Seamus Coleman, according to a report from the Sunday People (27/9; page 57).
The Hammers are yet to add a new face to their ranks in this window. And they need no reminding that they are running out of time to bolster their squad.
The board are certainly under pressure to produce something special before the deadline.
And The Sunday People (27/9; page 57) has claimed that one of the players Moyes wants to sign is Coleman.
Unsurprisingly, the report notes that the Republic of Ireland international – who earns £70,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – remains highly respected at Goodison Park. However, it is suggested that Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign a new right-back.
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It would surely be a huge surprise if Coleman ended up at the London Stadium this summer.
The 31-year-old – who Moyes brought to Merseyside – has started all three of the Toffees’ Premier League games this season. And judging by Ancelotti’s comments following Everton’s latest win, it looks highly unlikely that he will be allowed to leave.
In comments reported by the Irish Independent, Ancelotti lauded Coleman as one of the best captains he has worked with.
“I’ve had a lot of captains in my career but how Seamus expresses his love for the shirt is really top. He is a great captain, honestly. I don’t want to forget anyone [I have worked with] but he is up there as a captain with Maldini, John Terry and Sergio Ramos,” he said, as reported by the Irish Independent.
Unfortunately for Moyes, West Ham’s hopes of signing the defender may have already been dashed with their pursuit barely underway.