West Ham United are set to send officials out to Turkey to wrap up the signing of Fenerbahce defender Hasan Ali Kaldirim this week.
According to claims from Fanatik, the Hammers are pushing to secure the services of the Super Lig giants’ captain in the coming days, with Manuel Pellegrini keen to do his business early.
West Ham have already been more active than most in the transfer market having recruited experienced goalkeeping duo, Roberto and David Martin.
The Hammers are now pursuing yet another seasoned pro, with Ali Kaldirim expected to arrive at the London Stadium in a deal worth €5 million after they triggered the release clause in his contract at Fenerbahce.
On Saturday, the left-back lined up for Turkey as they took on reigning World Cup champions France. The defender kept Kylian Mbappe quiet on the wing as his national side eased to a surprise 2-0 victory.
West Ham will now hope that Ali Kaldirim agrees personal terms with the club as they reportedly step up their efforts to unveil him as an Irons player.
Other left-backs who West Ham could turn to if they do not sign Ali Kaldirim
Junior was outstanding for Real Betis last season and is a hugely promising young left-back.
Roussillon was outstanding for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga last term, and his displays have earned him plenty of plaudits.
Moreno is available for free following the expiration of his contract at Liverpool, and he could yet have something to offer in the top flight.
Augustinsson is a quietly effective full-back whose displays for both Sweden and Werder Bremen have gone under the radar.