West Ham are keen on signing Argentine midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia this summer, according to Portuguese sources.

The Hammers have made signing a new midfielder one of their highest priorities, and the Sporting Lisbon enforcer is the latest man to be linked with a switch to the English capital.

Portuguese outlet O Jogo, as reported by Sport Witness, claim that several clubs are interested in signing the 26-year old this summer, one of whom are West Ham.

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Reportedly, West Ham attempted to sign Battaglia in the January transfer window but were unsuccessful. The Lions expect an offer of €30million to begin talks, whereas David Moyes’ side only offered €20million, which was rejected.

The London Stadium outfit are still pursuing the midfielder, although they haven’t yet made another offer. Meanwhile, Italian trio Roma, Napoli and Inter Milan are all said to be interested.

Sporting are expected to make a decision on Battaglia’s future next month, and given the amount of interest in his services, could well demand more money if they decide to sell.