However, the move for the 23-year-old could be back on the cards as David Moyes goes in search of midfield reinforcements once again.
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The report claims West Ham want to land the 22-cap ace for less than the £20million originally discussed.
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Valued at £9million and under contract with the capital club until 2024 (Transfermarkt), signing Kral for anything less than the mooted £20million would be a shrewd piece of business.
Predominantly a defensive midfielder, the Czech star would offer competition and cover for both Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek as well as being able to fill in at centre-back.
Credited with impressive aerial ability, Kral would provide an additional threat in both boxes alongside compatriot Soucek.