West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd is reportedly expected to be the subject of £35m bids from two different clubs this summer.

The next few months could be extremely interesting at the London Stadium, as Julen Lopetegui looks to make his presence felt from the off.

He is replacing David Moyes as manager, and will be tasked with not only making influential new signings, but also keeping hold of key current players.

Lucas Paqueta has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, but a long ban could now be coming his way for betting allegations, while the likes of Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen could also be eyed up by other clubs.

According to a new update from Football Insider, West Ham are in danger of losing Aguerd in the summer transfer window, too, with Ligue 1 clubs Rennes and Lyon interested in making a move for him:

“West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd will be the subject of £35m bids from Rennes and Lyon when the transfer window reopens next month, sources have told Football Insider. Sources say the Hammers are willing to let Aguerd, 28, leave as long as they can recoup the £30million fee they paid to sign him in 2022.

“The centre-back joined West Ham from Rennes two years ago, with the French side now looking to bring him back to Ligue 1 as they strengthen their defence ahead of next season.Lyon are also keen to secure his signature after a strong end to the season saw them clinch Europa League qualification, winning 14 of their last 16 league games.”

Losing Aguerd this summer would be a real blow for West Ham, considering what an established player he has become for the Hammers since arriving from Rennes back in 2022.

The 28-year-old has made 58 appearances for the east Londoners in total, including 21 starts in the Premier League this season, and he is both hugely experienced and young enough to continue being a big player at heart of the defence for the foreseeable future.

Aguerd is also contracted to West Ham until the summer of 2027, which means they are in no rush to sell him, and can at least demand big money if he does decide he wants a new chalenge.

Keeping hold of him is the best option, however, especically with Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna expected to move on as well.