Report: West Ham and Everton still want £10.8m-rated Domagoj Vida

(L-R) Domagoj Vida of Besiktas JK, Hugo Rodallega Martinez of Trabzonspor during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Trabzonspor AS on December 16, 2018...

West Ham and Everton were constantly linked with Vida in the summer after the World Cup.

Domagoj Vida of Besiktas JK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Trabzonspor AS on December 16, 2018 at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish outlet Sporx have claimed that West Ham United and Everton are still interested in Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida and could make a move for the Croatian rock this month.

The 29-year-old first appeared on both Premier League side's shortlists last summer, after the powerhouse defender helped guide Croatia into the World Cup final before eventually losing to France.

 

A 71-time Croatia international, Vida was magnificent at the World Cup and was commended for his no-nonsense style of defending. Croatia conceded six goals in Vida's six World Cup appearances, with three going into extra time.

Both West Ham and Everton were keen in the summer, but the Hammers signed Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena while Everton landed Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma. But the duo are still interested, according to the report.

(L-R) Domagoj Vida of Besiktas JK, Marcus Antonsson of Malmo FF during the UEFA Europa League group I match between between Besiktas AS and Malmo FF at the Besiktas Park on December 13,...

It is also believed that another Premier League side in Fulham are interested, while Thierry Henry wants to bring Vida to AS Monaco. Besiktas' financial woes mean they are willing to sell.

It is believed that the SuperLig outfit will be willing to wave goodbye to Vida if a fee of £10.8million is tabled for Vida's services - a fee which all four interested parties are more than capable of affording. He has a contract until June 2022.

Domagoj Vida of Besiktas reacts after Turkish Super Lig match between Aytemiz Alanyaspor and Besiktas at Bahcesehir Okullari Stadium in Antalya, Turkey on December 7, 2018.

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