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West Ham United have made an approach for Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca, who has knocked back Everton, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

The Hammers are seemingly set to part company with David Moyes this summer, whose contract with the London club is set to expire.

The Scotsman was brought in on a short-term deal but despite keeping West Ham in the Premier League, it appears that he will leave the club after the end of the season.

Fonseca has impressed at Shakhtar, with the Portuguese coach leading the Ukrainian club to the Champions League quarter-finals this season, beating Manchester City in the group stages also.

The in-demand coach has been linked with a move to Everton also, but A Bola claim that he has turned down a move to Goodison Park in favour of joining West Ham.

Should Fonseca end up at the Hammers it would be an exciting appointment of a young manager that looks to play attacking and entertaining football.

West Ham’s 2017-18 season has been underwhelming and the supporters will hope that major revamps at the club this summer will lead to a more positive campaign in 2018-19.

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