West Ham are eyeing further defensive additions following an injury setback sustained by Winston Reid but could face a fight in the market.

The Hammers have already bolstered their options at the heart of defence with the captures of Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena but are seeking another recruit in this position.

Croatia World Cup finalist Domagoj Vida has been touted as a target for the Hammers but it appears they will face a stern battle to land his services, as Mundo Deportivo state Sevilla have joined the pursuit.

Vida caught the eye for the dark horses in Russia as they secured their best-ever finish at the World Cup, losing to France in Sunday’s showcase final, and is tipped to earn a lucrative move as a result.

Atletico Madrid, Leicester City and Everton are also named as club’s interested in the 29-year-old, who is valued by TransferMarkt at £10.8m.