West Ham remain in the race to sign Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

The 25-year-old is currently the subject of increased speculation regarding a move to Arsenal, but this latest report claims the Hammers remain ‘admirers’ of the left-back.

Zinchenko looks set to be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium in the coming weeks as Pep Guardiola sanctions a move to allow the Ukraine international to gain more playing time elsewhere.

The defender, has often had to make do with a back-up role since his move to the Premier League champions six years ago, but has still managed to rack up 127 appearances for the Citizens, scoring two goals and providing a further 12 assists.

It is being reported that Zinchenho won’t come cheap, though. It’s believed he will be on the move for around £35m this summer, which may price the Hammers out of the race for his signature.

Left-back may be one of David Moyes’ priority positions this summer, but there is far more urgency to bolster the striker department. That’s likely where the Hammers will invest most in the coming weeks, but Zinchenho certainly represents an interesting option should the finances work.

The left-back can also play in a deep midfield role, often being utilised in the middle of the park by Guardiola in recent seasons, as well as for his country.

That kind of versatility is no doubt another reason why Zinchenko is catching the eye of the likes of West Ham and Arsenal as both are in need of reinforcements on the left of defence and in midfield.