West Ham are in need of significant additions to their ranks this summer and the board are reportedly looking to land a top-class midfield addition.

OGC Nice ace Jean-Michel Seri has widely been linked with a move to the Premier League in the coming months, with Chelsea and Arsenal heavily linked with his services, but the Hammers are eyeing a huge move.

The Sun claims Manuel Pellegrini’s side are plotting a £35m bid which will activate the Ivory Coast international’s release clause in the French Riviera, as they seek to hijack a move from their Premier League rivals.

26-year-old Seri is one of the most highly sought after midfielders in Europe, with Borussia Dortmund and Napoli also keen on his services, but he favours a move to English football.

Seri would be a major coup for the Hammers if a deal were to go ahead but fending off the interest of rival clubs in the market will prove to be difficult, especially as they cannot offer football at a European level.