French website Le10Sport have claimed that West Ham United have joined Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Manchester United in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Gueye, 30, only joined PSG from Everton for a fee of £30million (BBC Sport) last summer. He clocked up 34 appearances in all competitions for the French champions, with niggling injuries preventing him from gaining any kind of momentum.
Despite having three years left on his contract, Gueye is considered the ‘most likely’ PSG player to leave the club this summer. Sporting director Leonardo is keen on cashing in on Gueye – who was an unused sub in the Champions League final.
Wolves and Manchester United have previously been linked with Gueye, but such interest has cooled of late – and that has seen West Ham and Palace become possible candidates to land the Senegal international this summer.
TBR’s view – Is West Ham interest a sign Rice could depart?
Declan Rice has continued to be strongly linked with a return to Chelsea after the versatile England international left Chelsea as a youth player to join West Ham. He remains West Ham’s most-prized possession.
So, with the chance of a return to Chelsea on the cards, could West Ham be considering a move for Gueye as a replacement for Rice? Or are the Hammers looking to keep Rice and be somewhat ambitious – combining Gueye and Rice in midfield?