David Moyes' West Ham have opened talks with Serie A giants Juventus over the potential signing of midfielder Weston McKennie.
The London side is preparing for life without Declan Rice who is said to be a target of several teams in the Premier League next summer.
According to a recent report from Football Insider, West Ham are keen on McKennie to fill the void that is likely to be left by Rice who is a target for both the Manchester clubs and Chelsea FC.
The 23-year-old only joined Juventus during the summer of 2020, initially on loan from Schalke, before making his switch permanent earlier this summer in a deal worth £18.5m.
The USA-born midfielder has gone on to feature in 51 senior matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to nine goals, along the way since his arrival at the club.
However, despite performing well since his move from the relegation-stricken Schalke, Juventus’ hierarchy is open to sanctioning a sale; the club understood to be favorites to land his signature being West Ham who have already held initial talks with the Italian side.
The player is a versatile operator who plays predominantly in central midfield but can also operate at centre-back, as he did at his former club Schalke.