Maehle also has nine goals in 28 caps for Denmark and was extremely impressive at the European Championships last summer as Kasper Hjulmand’s side reached the semi-finals, before being knocked out by England.
Ian Wright was full of praise for the defender after he produced a superb assist for Kasper Dolberg in their quarter-final win against the Czech Republic, saying:
“Maehle has been fantastic in this tournament. He has scored the last couple of games but that is probably one of the passes of the tournament so far for me.”
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers sent scouts to watch Denmark in action against Austria earlier this week, with Maehle and Christian Eriksen said to be their main focus of attention.
They also suggest that the Hammers have been tracking the defender for some time and were keen to sign him during his time at Genk before he made the move to Italy in 2020.
Since then, he has gone on to make 60 appearances for the Serie A side, in which he has contributed three goals and four assists.