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West Ham are actively looking to bolster their defensive ranks this summer and the club are pushing ahead with their plans on the market.

The Hammers are said to be closing in on a deal for Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, who has spent the last two seasons on-loan with OGC Nice, but Manuel Pellegrini is eyeing further additions.

Pellegrini’s side are also attributed with an interest in Genoa’s 26-year-old defender Armando Izzo, who has caught the eye in Serie A this season with some fine performances.

However, not all the Hammers supporters are convinced that the uncapped Italy man is an ideal recruit for a club looking to significantly improve their defensive ranks.

Many fans took to Twitter to question the pursuit, while others admitted they know next to nothing about the experienced stopper and believe it’s worth a risk – although it may prove to be a relatively expensive transfer.