West Ham are ready to do battle with fellow London club Watford for the signature of Brescia goalkeeper Jesse Joronen, as per a report from Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web.

The two clubs are set to go head to head over the Finnish stopper, who has represented his national team on eight different occasions.

Whilst much has been made about David Moyes’ lack of available funds, it isn’t clear how much this deal would cost the Hammers, although it is unlikely to be an expensive transfer.

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Joronen only joined the Serie A side last summer from FC Copenhagen for £4.5million, Aston Villa were also reportedly interested in the Fin at the time.

However, the 27-year-old did not enjoy the most auspicious of debut seasons for the club, conceding 59 goals in 29 Serie A matches.

Moyes may perhaps be best served spending his money elsewhere to sure things up defensively.

Current number one goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was a big miss during parts of the previous campaign, now back to full fitness and with a full pre-season, the Hammers can be hopeful of a return to the Polish stopper’s best form but an adequate back-up is still very much needed.