Report: West Ham hold talks over signing Danilo D'Ambrosio, further negotiations needed

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West Ham have held talks with Danilo D'Ambrosio, but have yet to agree a deal with the Italian defender.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham have yet to reach an agreement with Inter Milan defender Danilo D'Ambrosio after the first round of talks.

The Hammers have already shopped in Italy twice this summer, luring defender Angelo Ogbonna and midfielder Pedro Obiang from Juventus and Sampdoria respectively.

Now, Slaven Bilic's men could return to Serie A for further reinforcements having targeted a deal for Inter Milan full back Danilo D'Ambrosio.

The 26-year-old full back, who joined from Torino 18 months ago, looks set to leave the San Siro after Roberto Mancini snapped up Barcelona's Martin Montoya earlier this summer.

Tutto Mercato Web report that West Ham have held talks over bringing D'Ambrosio to Upton Park, but after their first meeting, no deal has been struck yet despite offering the defender a four-year contract.

The report states that the Hammers will speak to D'Ambrosio again imminently, but Inter Milan want between £5.6m and £7m in order to sell the defender.

With versatility to play at both left back and right back, D'Ambrosio could offer experienced cover for Aaron Cresswell and Carl Jenkinson, with little options behind them for manager Bilic.

The transfer fee may be a little pricey for West Ham to spending on a player who would initially be a backup, and it seems that the further negotiations over a deal are certainly needed in order to iron the issues surrounding D'Ambrosio's potential move to East London.

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