Report: West Ham want former PL enforcer, current club needs to sell

West Ham United hold an interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye, with the French club needing to sell players this summer, according to Le 10 Sport.

The report suggests the Ligue 1 outfit want to offload a number of players before the transfer window closes to comply with FIFA Financial Fair Play rules and the Senegalese enforcer could be one of those to be offloaded – with the Hammers hoping to take advantage.

West Ham fans will be familiar with Gueye from his time with Aston Villa and Everton, where he was widely acknowledged as one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League.

The Hammers have been slow to act in this summer’s transfer window, with Tomas Soucek’s permanent acquisition the only piece of first-team business so far.

West Ham fans are urging the club to splash the cash, while David Moyes has admitted he wants new faces at the London Stadium before the window closes on October 5.

Gueye’s combativeness, energy and Premier League experience would make him an excellent signing for the Hammers, but the report suggests Manchester United, Wolves and Crystal Palace are also in the running to sign the African midfielder.

West Ham currently have Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Soucek as senior options in the heart of their midfield, while Josh Cullen and Robert Snodgrass both played well in the 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.