West Ham have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the availability of defender Thilo Kehrer, according to the Evening Standard.
Injuries to Craig Dawson, Nayef Aguerd and Angelo Ogbonna, as well as the impending sale of Issa Diop to Fulham, has left David Moyes with just one available first-team centre-back.
It’s well known that Moyes main priority for the final few weeks of the summer was to find a left-back and midfielder to add depth to his squad, but now he has been forced to re-enter the market for a centre-back.
Kehrer fell out of favour in PSG’s starting XI in the second-half of last term and is expected to be sold before the end of the window as he enters the final year of his contract in the French capital.
However, the three-time Ligue 1 winner is also reportedly being tracked by La Liga outfit Sevilla, who obviously have Champions League football as a rarely hefty carrot to tempt the Germany international into moving to Spain instead of England.
The 25-year-old has been a fairly regular fixture at the Parc des Princes since signing from Schalke 04 in 2018, making 128 appearances and scoring four goals in all competitions over the past four seasons.
Alongisde his three league titles, he also has two Coupe de France trophies to his name and also started PSG’s 2020 Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich.
With 20 caps for the Germany national team, Kehrer would bring a great level of experience to Moyes’ West Ham side and would undoubtedly prove to be a strong addition to what is already a strong group of central defenders in east London when all are fit and available for selection.