West Ham close in new signing as Serie A club lower asking fee to just £15m

West Ham are edging closer to securing the signing of the highly regarded Denis Zakaria, as Juventus have reduced their asking price to just £15.4 million, relays the WHZ.

According to Calciomercato, West Ham are in advanced talks to bring Zakaria to the London Stadium. Juventus, keen to offload the 26-year-old midfielder quickly, have lowered their initial valuation to €18 million (£15.4 million). Speculation linking West Ham with a move for Zakaria has been persistent over the past month.

With Declan Rice likely to depart the London Stadium, Hammers manager David Moyes is in need of a top-class central midfielder. Calciomercato reports that West Ham is nearing the capture of the Swiss international.

Zakaria, who primarily operates as a defensive midfielder but can also fill in as a center-back if required, would be a highly astute addition to the West Ham squad, especially at such an affordable fee of £15.4 million. His versatility adds further value to the potential deal, making it a real bargain for the club.