For whatever reason, things are just not working out for West Ham this season, with Slaven Bilic’s men currently only one point above the relegation zone.
Strengthening his squad in January therefore has to be a priority for the Croatian, starting with a defensive unit that has conceded 24 goals in 13 Premier League games.
According to reports in the Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats’ Lamine Kone is a £15m target for the Hammers.
Like the rest of his teammates, the Ivory Coast international has not been at his best during the current campaign, but he showed what he can do last time around:
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Having joined the Wearside outfit during the January transfer window, the 27-year-old helped them to secure an extra 0.5 points per game in the top-flight when he was involved, thus helping them to stave off the threat of relegation.
Strong and commanding, the centre-back would surely improve a defence that has kept only three clean sheets in the Premier League this term.
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