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Moyes chasing La Liga midfielder

Filed: Wednesday, 20th December 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are reported to be in two-horse race to sign former Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi.

David Moyes is understood to have identified the 29-year-old, currently at Seville and formerly linked with Chelsea and Arsenal, as one of his key January transfer targets as he seeks to improve his squad ahead of the second half of what has already proved to be a particularly difficult campaign for West Ham.

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However he is thought to face stiff opposition from former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who worked previously with Nzonzi at Ewood Park during his brief spell as manager there and is keen to take him to Everton.

Moyes' predecessor, Slaven Bilic, had already identified the position as one in urgent need of a boost but his attempts to sign William Carvalho fell through after the Portuguese international's current club, Sporting, entered into a very public row with West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan.

Speaking last night following the Carabao Cup defeat at Arsenal, Moyes admitted that he was short in certain areas.

"The club know. We need to add quality and you can see that tonight," he said. "We had to start with two 18-year-olds in midfield and against Arsenal that is always going to be difficult. At this moment in time we are short on midfield players."

Seville paid Stoke City 7million to sign the twice-capped 6'3" French international in the summer of 2015.

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