West Ham are reportedly keen to sign Lyon central defender Marcelo this summer.

It’s believed by French news outlet Foot Mercato that the Hammers have expressed a strong interest in the centre-back, and would be prepared to spend £15 million to sign him.

West Ham have been moving quickly in the summer transfer window so far and have already made significant improvements to their defensive structure.

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Since his arrival at the club, Manuel Pellegrini has already seen the signings of Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop secured, with the latter joining from Toulouse in a club-record deal.

The Hammers have also allegedly made a big-money move for Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles. Despite their £25m offer apparently being rejected by Newcastle, it seems West Ham are in the market for another centre-back this summer.

Marcelo enjoyed a strong season at Lyon and although Foot Mercato claim that contact between the clubs has not yet been initiated, the interest is presented as concrete.

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