West Ham plotting surprise move for Manchester United defender

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 2 Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ‘perfect fit” West Ham are said to be keeping tabs on Man United’s transfer activity this summer, with Jose Mourinho also looking to sign a new centre-back this summer.The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, and any incoming defenders would push 28-year-old Smalling down the pecking order at Old Trafford. REAL DEAL West Ham believe that would present them with an opportunity to snap up the England international.The Hammers are also confident of signing Swansea defender Alfie Mawson, as part of a double swoop with Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. three-way race West Ham are tracking Chris Smalling heading off IN DEMAND center_img GOSSIP Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star getty New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to overhaul his squad this summer and is said to have been given a £70million budget by club chiefs.The Chilean has reportedly made signing two new central defenders a priority, after West Ham ended last season with the joint worst defensive record in the Premier League – they conceded 68 goals, the same as relegated Stoke City.And, according to the Metro, the east London club are interested in bringing Greenwich-born Smalling back to the capital. Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing West Ham are considering a move to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, according to reports. Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Smalling battles with West Ham star Marko Arnautovic in the Premier League last season Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino last_img read more