West Ham United should turn attention to Manchester United's Phil Jones or Chris Smalling

Liverpool's English striker Dominic Solanke (L) vies with Manchester United's English defender Phil Jones (C) and Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling (R) during the English...

Manchester United are looking for a new centre-back and may be open to parting ways with one of their defenders. West Ham might be wise to mull over a move.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United have had an impressive transfer window so far, having brought in Jack Wilshere on a free transfer and Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for £18 million.

Their summer is about to get even better as, according to the Daily Star, West Ham are about to smash their transfer record and bring in winger Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £47 million.

The addition of Anderson would be a huge coup for the East London side, but it is their transfer dealings at the other end of the pitch that could define their season.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Winston Reid of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on January...

West Ham manager Manuel Pelligrini was already intent on signing a new centre-back even before Winston Reid was ruled out for 3 months due to a knee problem.

The club has already seen a £25 million bid for Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles rejected, and should now turn their attention to either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones at Manchester United.

Manchester United are reportedly trying to bring in a central defender before the start of the 2018/19, with Toby thought to be Alderweireld high on their list, and now, according to the Daily Mail, the club are willing to pay £50 million to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

Phil Jones (C) and Chris Smalling (L) of Manchester United celeberate their victory in the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on September...

The arrival of a new centre-back will mean most likely mean Manchester United will need to offload a defender, and Jones or Smalling, who are likely candidates, would be an excellent addition to the West Ham backline.

Both are proven defenders with extensive Premier League experience and despite having failed to shine more recently at Old Trafford, at the age of 26 (Jones) and 28 (Smalling) respectively either would be a brilliant acquisition for Pelligrini moving forward.  

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