Report: West Ham looking to sign Marco Livaja from Rubin Kazan

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West Ham are considering a move for playmaker Marco Livaja.

West Ham are considering a move for playmaker Marco Livaja, according to Russian website Business Online.

Livaja currently plays for Rubin Kazan, and is just 21-years-old.

He signed last summer from Italian side Atalanta for £4.5 million, and had previously played 13 first team games for Inter Milan.

Livaja is a Croatian under-21 international, and has a contract at Rubin Kazan currently until 2019.

Business Online report Livaja is being lined up for a loan deal by West Ham, and fellow Croat Slaven Bilic is a big admirer.

Livaja played only 13 times for Rubin Kazan after his move, with SoccerNews reporting he has failed to settle in Russia.

He could potentially be a shrewd signing by West Ham, but a loan move is sensible given his struggles at his current side. If he performs well, it is unlikely Rubin Kazan would look to stand in the way of a permanent deal.

Livaja also has Europa League experience, scoring four goals in six games in the competition over the course of his career to date.

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