West Ham United have enjoyed a strong start to the summer transfer window, and it may be set to continue if reports are to be believed.
The Hammers not only brought in two experienced goalkeepers in Roberto Jimenez and David Martin, but then splashed the cash to sign Villarreal playmaker Pablo Fornals.
Manuel Pellegrini will continue to look for new signings, and a new centre back will be wanted to support Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena in the West Ham back line.
There are concerns about the futures of Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna, and The Guardian report that West Ham now want Stuttgart defender Ozan Kabak.
The Turkish teenager only joined Stuttgart in January, but his impressive displays following his switch from Galatasaray saw him win the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year award.
Stuttgart suffered relegation though, and Kabak now has a €15million (£13million) release clause in his deal, which West Ham are now looking to trigger.
Hammers fans have been taking to Twitter to react, with many urging the club to get a deal done, feeling that Kabak is a defender with huge potential that won't break the bank.
Intriguingly, Arsenal fans also had strong reactions to the Kabak rumour, believing West Ham are streets ahead of the Gunners in the transfer market, and are targeting players that Arsenal need, with some real jealousy coming from Arsenal fans who are fearing a tricky summer.
Do it!— West Ham Latest (@westham_latest) June 13, 2019
Dude averaged a goal every 5 games from centre back for Stuttgart— Grahame Goodman (@grahamegoodman1) June 12, 2019
Id take him, Turkey are producing great talents atm.— Jace De Souza (@desouza1994) June 13, 2019
A cheaper fee than for Maripan, but going to be difficult to pull off RT @ed_aarons: Told that West Ham are very interested in signing Ozan Kabak from Stuttgart. Teenage defender has a release clause of £13.2m but also wanted by several German clubs— El Hombre Verde (@JrTheSavior87) June 11, 2019
Think he got rookie of the season for the Bundesliga - loads of potential, like the idea of this signing— Elliot Tyler (@ElliotTyler11) June 11, 2019
He’s quick and powerful Kabak. Young and he could partner Diop for years.— Then Like My Dreams (@tlmdwhu) June 13, 2019
After a comprehensive look through youtube I can confirm we are signing the new maldini https://t.co/rsfrlVJYIa— oscar (@mustbemaiga) June 11, 2019
Fornals and Kabak would be 2 brilliant signings— Andrew Dear (@Andrewdear90) June 11, 2019
Kabak and Diop is an insane CB partnership— Sam (@SK_arsenal) June 11, 2019
West Ham are targeting some very good players in this window. Lobotka/Maxi Gomez/Kabak/Fornals. Players that Arsenal should be after, not that Veretout, Praet & Fraser nonsense https://t.co/ykICkwcpvG— Renato (@rehnato) June 11, 2019
Kabak/Diop partnership ffs, streets ahead of Arsenal https://t.co/rIYAkxTHPD— MF. (@advancedMF) June 11, 2019
West Ham outsmarting the market... https://t.co/L5SFvjdG9l— TheArseView (@TheArseView) June 11, 2019
West Ham are showing more ambition and intelligence than Arsenal. https://t.co/DqVDgOtzoM— Joseph Boateng III (@Joeisone) June 11, 2019
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