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Evening Standard
Dom Smith

West Ham target Filip Kostic transfer with Hugo Ekitike eyed as Yuri Alberto alternative

West Ham are exploring a late deal to sign Juventus midfielder Filip Kostic.

The Hammers are considering both loan and permanent moves for the 30-year-old Serbia international, who is valued by Juventus at around £25million.

West Ham tried to sign Kostic last summer before he moved to Turin from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kostic, who is yet to feature in Serie A this season, has three years left on his contract at Juventus and West Ham are due to continue talks on Thursday.

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The Hammers also want to sign a striker before Friday’s transfer deadline and are considering alternatives targets after a move for Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto collapsed.

West Ham director of football Tim Steidten has been in Brazil this week but a deal could not be agreed.

Other options being considered by West Ham include Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike.

Top targets: West Ham are considering late summer deals for Filip Kostic and Hugo Ekitike (Getty Images)

West Ham have also looked at Peterborough defender Ronnie Edwards, though a move is considered unlikely.

Everton are interested in a late move for Maxwel Cornet, who could be allowed to leave if West Ham sign Kostic or another midfielder.

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