WEST HAM have launched a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostic after missing out on David Raum.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to improve on Aaron Cresswell at left-back and has identified Kostic as an option.
The Serbian, 29, impressed against West Ham in their Europa League semi-final tie, with the Germans progressing to the final and beating Rangers on penalties.
While Kostic is not a natural full-back, having largely featured as a winger, he has shone at wing-back for Frankfurt and has the potential to play at left-back as well as further forward when needed.
The Hammers could land a good deal too considering the former Stuttgart man has just one year left on his deal with the Bundesliga club.
Moyes had been keen to land Hoffenheim full-back Raum, but the fee demanded was considered too high and reports in Germany suggest RB Leipzig are closing on a deal worth up to £30million.
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West Ham have already landed three summer signings and are pushing to add another three before the close of the window.
They missed out on a reunion with Jesse Lingard after newly promoted Nottingham Forest offered the former Manchester United man almost £200k-a-week, far more than the Hammers were willing to pay.
Furthermore, talks are also being held over moves for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana and Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca.
Discussions over a deal for Chelsea striker Armando Broja are also continuing but West Ham are awaiting a decision from the Blues camp over whether or not to sell.
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Moyes has already added Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd and Flynn Downes this summer.
However, the Hammers suffered a blow during their pre-season friendly at Rangers with Aguerd suffering an ankle injury at Ibrox which could keep him out for two months.
West Ham are next in action tomorrow, when they make the trip to Luton Town.
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