West Ham United are reportedly keen on Amadou Diawara.

West Ham United may not be too busy in this transfer window having been very active over the summer, but they may yet need midfield reinforcements.

The Hammers beat Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday as Samir Nasri played a starring role, but rumours about Pedro Obiang continue.

The midfielder did come on for a late cameo against Arsenal, but that could be his last game for the club as a move back to Italy appears to be on the cards.

Now, Tuttomercatoweb report that West Ham have a replacement in mind, as they want Napoli’s Amadou Diawara – but have been told no deal will be done.

The Guinean ace has started just six Serie A games under Carlo Ancelotti this season, and is believed to be keen on moving away for first-team football.

The 21-year-old is a real box-to-box midfield talent, and would be an exceptional replacement for Obiang both now and for the future if they can convince Napoli into a deal.

West Ham fans have been taking to Twitter in order to react to the rumour, with some admitting that they are ‘buzzing’ with what would be an ‘unreal’ deal.

Others want to see the Hammers – and specifically David Gold – cough up the cash to convince Napoli to sell, feeling that he would be a dream partner for Declan Rice in midfield.

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