West Ham United have recently been linked with a move for Lamine Kone.

The Mirror are reporting that West Ham are leading the chase for the Sunderland defender with West Brom also interested.

Lamine Kone is rated at £15m by Sunderland but the Hammers are hoping to get him for £10m.

Personally, I do not think we need another centre back.

Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna are a solid pairing while James Collins provides adequate back-up.

Jose Fonte has had a difficult start to life at West Ham but his performances improved when we moved to a back 3.

With youngsters like Reece Burke, Reece Oxford and Declan Rice waiting in the wings too, I would prioritise other positions.

However, since we are being linked with so many centre backs, perhaps Slaven Bilic is set to offload one or two of our current options.

If so, West Ham should still avoid a deal for Lamine Kone.

His performances last season were evidence that he is not worth £15m nor is he good enough to improve our squad.

If we do want to sign a centre half this summer, we should consider these options instead…