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Report: West Ham join race for Sampdoria’s £15million-rated defender Omar Colley

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Report: West Ham join race for Sampdoria’s £15million-rated defender Omar Colley

West Ham have reportedly entered the race for defender Omar Colley from Serie A club Sampdoria.

TuttoMercatoWeb previously reported in January that Newcastle United were keen on the 27-year-old enforcer and were planning for imminent talks, with a summer move deemed more likely than one this month.

Goal now reports that West Ham and Southampton have joined the pursuit alongside Newcastle for the centre-back.

It is understood that The Gambia international is open to the idea of moving to England in the future and that he could cost around £15milliom.

The report explains that West Ham may need to move players on first to make room at the London Stadium.

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Sampdoria do currently sit 16th in the Italian top-flight, but Colley is one of their star players and has impressed during one-and-a-half years with them.

He’s a no-nonsense centre-back with great athleticism and pace, as well as the strength that could make him a decent fit in English football.

His £15million price tag looks a tempting one considering he’s entering the peak years of his career, but West Ham boss David Moyes needs to work out his preferred centre-back combination.

Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena are the three main options in the heart of defence right now at the London Stadium.

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