West Ham have opened talks with Toulouse over a £26million deal for Issa Diop.

The 21-year-old centre-back, who has been monitored by Barcelona, Tottenham and Arsenal, is keen on a move to London and West Ham have proposed a deal which would see the payment made over three years.

Sportsmail reported West Ham’s interest at the weekend and they have now firmed up their interest though a deal is still short of being concluded.

West Ham are in talks with Toulouse over a £26million move for Issa Diop (right)

West Ham are in talks with Toulouse over a £26million move for Issa Diop (right)

West Ham are in talks with Toulouse over a £26million move for Issa Diop (right)

WEST HAM 2018/19 TRANSFERS 

Players In: Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) – Free

Players Out: James Collins (released), Patrice Evra (released) 

Diop is a stylish centre-back good in the air, quick and good on the ball.

West Ham remain in talks for Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and have made a £13m offer for Barcelona defender Marlon Santos.  

West Ham remain in talks over a deal for Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 

West Ham remain in talks over a deal for Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 

West Ham remain in talks over a deal for Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 

They have also made an offer of £20million for Swansea defender Alfie Mawson.

Talks are ongoing with Lazio over a proposed bid for Felipe Anderson while left-back Jordan Lukaku has also been discussed.

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