West Ham turn attention to forgotten Manchester United defender as PSG target stalls

West Ham are looking to add an experienced defender to their squad as David Moyes is eyeing up the Manchester United ace.

West Ham have turned attention to Manchester United’s Eric Bailly as a move for PSG’s Thilo Kehrer continues to drag on.

The Hammers are short on numbers at the back after agreeing to sell third choice centre-back Issa Diop to Premier League side Fulham.

David Moyes has been incredibly unlucky having seen new signing Nayef Aguerd pick up a long-term knee injury and the Moroccan has had to undergo surgery.

The former Rennes defender was supposed to bring new energy and compete for the starting slot, but has been ruled out for at least the next three months and the Hammers will need to find a replacement.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United in action during a first team training session (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The defeat to Manchester City has again highlighted the need for freshening up the squad, and Moyes has Eric Bailly on his transfer hit list, who is looking to leave Manchester United for game time this season.

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The club’s first option is to try and bring in Thilo Kehrer, but his lack of Premier League experience is an issue

While Eric Bailly knows the league very well, his injury record deserves caution too.

But there is no doubt that when the Ivorian is fit, he is a very good centre-back capable of making a huge difference in a game.

Thilo Kehrer of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the preseason friendly between Paris Saint-Germain (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

West Ham’s Europa Conference League challenge

For the second season running the Hammers will be involved in Europe, this time around, it’s the Europa Conference League and even though they would have loved the Europa League, this is still a chance to win a European trophy.

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Moyes loves to compete and he will be desperate to recreate the same atmosphere and feeling that the Europa League brought last time out.

In the league they will now be favourites to beat Nottingham Forest this weekend to get their campaign back on track, before hosting Danish side Viborg in the Europa Conference League.