West Ham continue to eye new additions in the transfer market and midfield reinforcements are Manuel Pellegrini’s priority.

The Hammers are understood to be closing in on a deal to sign 32-year-old Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina but could complete another addition in this area.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato state West Ham have put an offer of around €10m on the table for Roma’s Maxime Gonalons and are ready to push a deal through if Pedro Obiang leaves.

Obiang has been widely linked with an exit throughout the summer and Gonalons is lined-up as his replacement, with the experienced midfielder said to be considering his future.

However, it is added the 29-year-old France international would prefer to return to Ligue 1 in order to be closer to his family – although no French clubs are said to be in to offer a ‘dream’ move to the veteran.

Capped eight times by France, the holding midfielder would provide a boost to a Hammers midfield which looks to be lacking options heading into the start of the season.