Obiang out, Steven N'Zonzi in: Potentially superb business from West Ham

(From L) France's defender Djibril Sidibe, France's midfielder Steven N'Zonzi and France's forward Florian Thauvin celebrate after disembarking from the plane upon their arrival at the...

West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing the Sevilla ace.

The former coach of Manchester City, Chilean Manuel Pellegrini (L), arrives for the draw of the Copa Sudamericana football tournament, in Santiago, on July 12, 2016.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has already endeared himself to the Hammers faithful, with a plethora of exciting new signings, but the Chilean's business should be far from finished.

The addition of another central midfielder will surely feature highly on his agenda this summer, with Mark Noble on the wring side of 31 and Pedro Obiang being heavily linked with a move to Atalanta (Corriere della Sera).

The Italian media outlet claim that the Serie A side have offered a £890,000 loan fee for the midfielder, with an option to buy for £8 million at anytime.

If the Spaniard does leave, West Ham will obviously have to bring in an able-bodied replacement, and that could come in the shape of Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi, according to French publication Le 10 Sport.

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The French World Cup winner has a £35 million buy-out clause inserted into his current contract with the La Liga outfit, according to Le 10 Sport, and in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market, that would represent excellent business for West Ham.

The 29-year-old is arguably one of the best ball-winning midfield players on the continent, and his tenacious and aggressive playing style seems to be ideally suited to the robust nature of the Premier League.

Steven Nzonzi of France is challenged by Matias Vecino of Uruguay during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Uruguay and France at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 6,...

He has experienced time in England, after all, having spent spells with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City before moving to Spain.

N'Zonzi, being a World Cup and Europa League winner, would bring a real elite winner's mentality to West Ham, and he would be an undoubted upgrade on Obiang.

This summer has already been an excellent one for the Hammers, but the arrival of the Sevilla ace really would be the icing on the cake.

Olivier Giroud and Steven Nzonzi of France acknowledge the fans following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and France at Luzhniki Stadium on June 26, 2018 in...

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