West Ham United transfer round-up: Midfielder targeted on free transfer

A selection of the latest news concerning West Ham United.

According to the Standard, West Ham are lining up a move to sign Esteban Cambiasso, who has rejected the chance to stay with Leicester City.

The ageing midfielder was excellent last season with Foxes, and the Hammers were linked with him towards the end of the campaign, when his contract was expiring.

With confirmation that he no longer wants to stay with Leicester, Slaven Bilic is ready to push through with a move to sign him, and the Hammers are considered front-runners for his signature.

One of West Ham’s transfer targets is starting to draw attention from another Premier League side, with the Express reporting that Arsenal are keen on Mattia Destro.

The Metro reported that the Hammers were keen on the Roma striker earlier this summer, and they may struggle to complete a deal for him should the Gunners make a concrete approach.

One signing has now been formally completed, with the official Hammers website confirming the arrival of Manuel Lanzini on a season-long loan from Al-Jazira club.

The attacking midfielder, 22, provides added cover and competition to the offensive ranks of Slaven Bilic’s team, and West Ham have a right to purchase clause in the loan deal should they wish to sign him outright during the 2015/16 season.

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