West Ham United are being listed as one of the clubs interested in stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye in a report by Galsen Foot.
The Hammers are expected to be busy in the summer transfer market after the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini, with the board set to back the new manager with funds.
The new West Ham boss has already stated that he wants four or five new players, with the spine of the Irons side needing to be strengthened over upcoming months.
Ndiaye only joined Stoke in January and was a rare bright spark in a Potters side that limped to relegation under Paul Lambert.
He scored twice in 13 Premier League appearances but it was the Senegalese midfielder’s energy and physicality that caught the eye.
West Ham clearly need an extra option or two in the heart of their side, with a reliance on Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate in the boiler room.
Ndiaye’s potential addition wouldn’t be overly exhilarating for the Hammers faithful but the African could well be an affordable signing to boost strength in depth.
The report also states that West Ham will face competition for the 27-year-old from Arsenal, Galatasaray and Besiktas.