West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has improved his defensive options by bringing in Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks this summer. And now the former Manchester City boss is hoping to make some midfield and attacking midfield additions in the coming weeks.
Jack Wilshere, Jean-Michael Seri and most recently Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic (via Tuttomercatoweb) have all been linked with a move to the London Stadium, while a deal for Lazio winger Felipe Anderson is in the works – although CalcioMercato claim West Ham are now facing competition from Chelsea for the Brazilian’s signature.
As well as the midfield trio above and Anderson, the Hammers are also interested in signing Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and have made a £20m bid for the Portugal international, according to Sky Sports.
Kovacic, Anderson and £27m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Fernandes are the type of players West Ham need if Pellegrini is to implement the attacking brand of football he’s promised, and the potential arrival of either would be fantastic business.
Take a look at what West Ham fans have had to say on the club’s rumoured bid for Fernandes below…
Bruno Fernandes would be a top top signing for me btw.
Not getting excited tho as I expect bigger clubs signing him
— R. Jones (@RockyWhu) July 4, 2018
Is the Bruno Fernandes rumour true?!
— Adam (@adamjn23) 4 July 2018
was meant to be one of Sporting's best players only saw a bit of him at the WC looked good on the ball so a solid cheap CM option so can't complain. Sporting are screwed with him being one of the players cancelling contract so will take what they can i guess
— Mike Hare (@mhare641) July 4, 2018
If we sign him for £20-25m, he will be a potential signing of the summer.
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) July 4, 2018
Get carvalho next for £20m deals of the century
— Rob Bryan (@RobBryan1987) July 4, 2018
16 goals and 20 assists last season
— DrewMKII (@DrewWHUmk2) July 4, 2018