West Ham have “set their sights” on signing Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira, according to Clubdoria46.it.
The Italian website, which specialises in news about the Serie A club, reports that the 22-year-old would not be against a move back to the UK, two years after making the €8m (£7m) switch from Leeds.
Vieira has been linked with the Hammers before, back in January prior to the London club signing Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.
However, it appears David Moyes’ side still retain an interest in the England Under 21 international. He would certainly fit into the club’s recruitment strategy of signing promising young players.
Vieira’s asking price could, though, be problematic with Sampdoria believed to be keen on making a profit on the midfielder. A €10m (£9m) figure has been suggested, although that could well be negotiated downwards.
Whether signing another holding midfielder is a priority at the moment, it is up for debate, but much may depend on the future of Declan Rice.