West Ham exploring alternative options to Filip Kostic

West Ham begin exploring other options after struggling to come to an agreement with Frankfurt over wing-back Filip Kostic… as boss David Moyes dismisses links with Julian Weigl and Angelino

  • West Ham are exploring other options after a deal proved difficult to complete
  • The Serbian wing-back had been chased by West Ham for much of the summer
  • David Moyes has dismissed links with Julian Weigl and Angelino this window

West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku is close to agreeing a deal to join Besiktas on a season-long loan. 

However, West Ham are looking at alternatives to winger Filip Kostic as they are struggling to find agreement with Eintracht Frankfurt. Talks are ongoing with Lille for Adama Onana. 

Meanwhile, David Moyes has dismissed links with Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl as West Ham look to bolster their options with the season only days away. 

West Ham are exploring other options after failing to come to an agreement for Filip Kostic

It had been reported that West Ham had approached the Portuguese club for the former Borussia Dortmund player but those links are wide of the mark, as confirmed by Moyes. 

A move for Angelino, the RB Leipzig left wing-back who departed Manchester City for the Bundesliga outfit, is also unlikely with Moyes distancing the club from the links. 

Angelino is likely to prove expensive for any potential suitor, with the defender having a contract at the German club until 2025 and having been one of their best performers last term. 

Kostic was one of Frankfurt’s best performers last year as they won the Europa League against Rangers in Seville

West Ham will continue to explore the market as they look to build on their strong campaign under Moyes last term. It is possible that the club could yet move for wantaway Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet. 

The Ivorian is seeking a move back to the Premier League after being relegated with the Lancashire club last season. 

Everton and Newcastle have expressed an interest but as yet no club has been forthcoming with the £17.5m the Clarets price the player at. 

Vincent Kompany last week said the player could play a part for Burnley moving forward this month, with the club keen to use the player should be stick around and prove his fitness. 

West Ham could yet pursue Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet with the Ivorian seeking a move back to the Premier League

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