Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli have joined West Ham in the race to sign Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne.
According to Goal, the Serie A side are keen on the former England international after being strongly linked with Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier.
The 28-year-old has been tipped to join Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium over the summer to bolster the Hammers’ defensive options.
West Ham currently have Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta available to them at right-back with Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku on the opposite side.
Liverpool reportedly value the defender at £15m, despite the defender having just 12 months left on his current Reds deal.
Clyne, who spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Bournemouth, is also being monitored by the Cherries ahead of a possible permanent move to the Vitality Stadium.
Pellegrini is expected to make numerous signings for the club this summer, with the Hammers looking to sign younger players on smaller salaries, so a move for Clyne could be an exception to that proposed strategy.
Four Football League youngsters West Ham could sign this summer
Charlton midfielder Aribo is being monitored by numerous Premier League sides, with the youngster possibly available on a free transfer this summer.
Leeds winger Clarke is reportedly being tracked by Tottenham, so the Hammers could be forced to pay a hefty fee for the talented teenage winger.
Another winger, Nottingham Forest’s Appiah has gone under the radar in the Championship this season. The teenager has made his first-team debut and has appeared to settle into life at the City Ground with ease.
Another possible Leeds target, holding midfielder Phillips could be an ideal replacement for Declan Rice, who has been linked with a big-money move away this summer.
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