West Ham are unlikely to sign Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly in the January transfer window, claims ExWHUemployee.

According to The Telegraph, the left-footed defender has found his way close to the top of David Moyesshortlist.

However, Ex states that he would be likely to move to Newcastle than to the London Stadium.

He said, “We are interested in signing him. But the chances of us getting him are unlikely. He is their club captain and they’re not in need of the money.

Newcastle are going to be a problem as their manager Eddie Howe was at Bournemouth and they’ll have worked together. They will also be able to offer him higher wages than we can.”

Shame

There have been plenty of defenders linked with the club over the past few weeks.

Of them, Kelly appears to be the most attainable and cheap, given the fact that he’s in the Championship.

Ex makes good points about Bournemouth not wanting to sell him, but if the 23-year-old hands in a request, they could be compelled to cash in.

It’s not like if they get promoted they’re guaranteed to stay up.

Newcastle do provide an obstacle as they could be behind similar players to West Ham and may even steal a few of their targets.

It’s important that the Hammers play their cards as well as signing a centre-back, especially someone who can play on the left side, is imperative.

In other West Ham news, ExWHUemployee has issued a major injury update with a ‘Brilliant’ player set to be out for up to three months

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