West Ham United are reportedly keen on Brighton and Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk.
According to the Daily Star, Brighton and Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk has emerged as a top summer target for West Ham United.
The Hammers have seen Declan Rice develop this season, but with Winston Reid’s continued injury woes, another centre back has to be a priority.
The Daily Star report that not only are West Ham keen on Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson, but Brighton ace Dunk is also wanted by manager David Moyes.
Dunk, 26, was born in Brighton and has come up through the ranks with the Seagulls, and has now racked up more than 200 appearances for the club.
Dunk has been a mainstay of Chris Hughton’s side this season and has not only started every single game, but hasn’t even missed a single minute having enjoyed a season of consistency in terms of both form and fitness.
The centre back has even earned calls for an England spot, and whether Brighton stay in the top flight or not, Dunk is bound to attract major interest.
Dunk may be somewhat cheaper than Swansea ace Mawson, but Brighton will be reluctant to sell their homegrown star – and West Ham may still have to cough up big money if they want the 6ft 4in defender this summer.