West Ham United are interested in a move for Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi at the London Stadium, according to journalist Dean Jones.
With Declan Rice seemingly not willing to commit to a new deal, David Moyes is looking for midfield options elsewhere, and the “super talented” Italian could fit the bill as a replacement for the Hammers.
CalcioMercato outline that the potential transfer fee for any side that wish to sign Frattesi is likely to be around £30m, while also stating that fellow Serie A sides Juventus and AS Roma are believed to be interested in a move.
It is the latter of the two teams that the man himself has expressed an interest in joining, having played in the youth system for Giallorossi, telling Corriere dello Sport that it still remains his “dream” to seal a return to the capital.
Not only would the Hammers have to fight off this sort of interest if they were to seal a move for the 23-year-old, but the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion are all believed to be keeping tabs on the prospect.
Gazzetta dello Sport also detail Moyes maintains an interest, and Jones has delivered an update on whether the move is likely to transpire.
Jones believes that the four-time Italy international is of interest to West Ham, but he may not be at their top of the list, as they will want to target a more suitable Declan Rice heir, telling GIVEMESPORT: “Frattesi’s someone that’s on their radar, but to be honest, I think they’re looking for someone more established than that to replace Declan Rice.