Arthur Masuaku has reportedly emerged as a possible transfer target for Napoli.
Foot Mercato claim the DR Congo international is interesting the Serie A giants, who have already made contact with the player’s representatives.
Masuaku has been with the Hammers since the summer of 2016, and has made a total of 86 appearances for the club so far.
The left-back, who signed from Olympiacos, has turned out 11 times in all competitions in 2019/20, with Aaron Cresswell proving to be strong competition.
Masuaku only signed a new deal with the club last summer, meaning the club are in a strong position should they enter negotiations with Napoli.
Having arrived for just £6.2 million (BBC Sport), the Hammers stand a great chance of making a profit on the 26-year-old, who is also wanted by Marseille.
Whether David Moyes and the board would want to lose the £40,000-a-week Masuaku (Spotrac) mid-season is another thing though.
The club are currently on course for a relegation battle, and the focus will surely be on keeping the squad together and making signings.
West Ham fans react
Although West Ham are probably unlikely to sell, a few West Ham fans on social media seem very open to the defender leaving:
we’d probably sell him for about 2mil too
— Lucas ⚒ (@whuIucas) 15 January 2020
They can have him🙄👍⚒️
— GARY EVERITT⚒ (@GARYEVE19060677) 16 January 2020
I’ll drive him there myself
— Tony Pezzolesi (@TonyHammer61) 15 January 2020
Let him go please let him go⚒
— Dan Heath (@danheath2011) 15 January 2020
— Stevie Sittingbourne (@SteveOJ82) 16 January 2020
Hopefully replace him with a left back that can actually defend
— Andy Woolner (@AndyWoolner) 15 January 2020
I will drive him there for free.
— Lee Anderson (@lee290468) 15 January 2020
Sell him ASAP
— will earle (@willearle_) 15 January 2020
Bite there hand off for anything over a tenner
— westham3000 (@westham82) 15 January 2020
I will drive him there ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒🚙🚗🚗🚙🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
— Ian jennings (@tugboatian) 15 January 2020
Sell for loads hopefully. Offers nothing
— Seanmorris (@seanmorris13) 15 January 2020