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From Italy: West Ham front-runners to make unbelievable signing this summer

West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern could be about to see the biggest transfer of the season happen right in front of their eyes in what would be a summer full of major coups.

The Hammers appointed Manuel Pellegrini to take over at the London Stadium this summer and would have been hopeful that he could use his name to help lure high-profile names to east London.

One name that has been rumoured over the past couple of weeks is Felipe Anderson, who is a talented player in his own right and one many of the locals would not have expected their side to be in with a chance of signing, however, reports in Italy are starting to suggest another huge name is in line for a switch to the Irons.

According to Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, West Ham are leading the race to sign Jean Michael Seri from Nice, amid interest from the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona. The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the game at the moment and the locals will be stunned the club have a chance of signing him.

The Italian media publication are suggesting that the Hammers are the closest to signing him having already made a concrete offer for the Ivory Coast international.

Landlord’s Verdict

Should West Ham pull off a transfer of this magnitude, it will be one that stuns the footballing world and would be considered the most sensational deal of the summer by many. The locals would be ecstatic if they were able to convince the 26-year-old to join them over some the high-profile clubs who are rumoured to be interested in Seri, but they are refusing to get carried away by the report.

West Ham fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

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