West Ham reportedly open negotiations over signing Aleksandar Dragovic

West Ham have reportedly opened talks with Dynamo Kiev over a deal to sign defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham have opened negotiations with Dynamo Kiev over signing defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

The Hammers have been busy this summer, not only appointing manager Slaven Bilic but also signing goalkeeper Darren Randolph, midfielder Pedro Obiang and playmaker Dimitri Payet.

With the Europa League qualifiers on the horizon, West Ham still need more additions, and it appears that manager Bilic is now prioritising the signature of a new centre back.

Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that West Ham have opened talks with Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev over a deal to sign Austrian international Aleksandar Dragovic.

The 24-year-old is a highly-rated centre back who has recently attracted the interest of Manchester United according to the Daily Mirror, so Dragovic would certainly be something of a coup for West Ham.

The report adds that, if West Ham can't seal a move for Dragovic, they will turn their attention to Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna - but with talks underway with Dynamo Kiev, the Hammers mus be hopeful of striking a deal.

What would Dragovic offer to West Ham?

Dragovic has been a regular for Dynamo Kiev and the Austrian national team in recent years, establishing himself as one of the most in demand centre backs in Europe.

He may not be the biggest of centre backs, but he possesses pace and the ability to bring the ball out from defence, with great passing ability.

With an impressive reading of the game, Dragovic would be an excellent signing for West Ham - but they need to get the deal over the line first.

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