West Ham United have recently been linked with a move for Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral.
According to the Express, the Hammers have now held extensive talks with the 23-year-old’s representatives.
The player’s agent Karol Kisel has been in England this week to hold talks with the Premier League club regarding a summer transfer.
Kral is keen to move to the London club and join up with international teammates Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.
The Hammers are prepared to pay around £14 million for the highly talented defensive midfielder and are keen to get the deal over the line.
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West Ham already have two quality defensive midfielders in Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, and it is unclear how they would accommodate Kral in their starting line-up next season.
The Spartak Moscow star could be a potential long term replacement for Rice, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months.
Kral is highly rated and could prove to be a major bargain for David Moyes if he manages to fulfil his potential at the London club.
His addition to the squad would be a positive move as the Hammers attempt to build on an impressive 2020/21 campaign.