It’s likely to be another busy summer for West Ham this year. 

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have had a mixed season so far, with inconsistency accompanying the team’s obvious potential. 

The Hammers have been hurt by injuries, especially in the defensive areas. For much of the season, they have been without Winston Reid and Fabian Balbuena, with the latter having been a vital part of the manager’s plans. 

West Ham have options at the back but appear to have grown reliant on Issa Diop, whose performances this season have earned him plenty of plaudits. 

It is likely that the club will make several moves at the end of the season to ensure that they are well prepared for the following campaign, which could signal the recruitment of yet more defensive talent. 

So, without further ado, take a look at six central defenders who we feel West Ham should consider pursuing in the summer transfer window.