West Ham to 'reignite their interest in John Egan in January'

West Ham are set to ‘reignite their interest in Sheffield United’s John Egan by launching a £12m bid for the centre back in January’… after David Moyes missed out on signing the 29-year-old in the summer transfer window

  • West Ham were interested in signing centre back John Egan in the summer 
  • Sheffield United refused to sell the 29-year-old to the Premier League club
  • West Ham remain keen on signing Egan, and are set to bid for him in January
  • They are prepared to pay £12m for Egan, whose contract runs until 2024 

West Ham are reportedly lining up a £12million bid for Sheffield United defender John Egan in the January transfer window.

Irons boss David Moyes wanted to sign Egan this summer, but the Blades opted to keep hold of him as they look to get back into the Premier League.

West Ham have not given up hope of getting their man, though, and are set to test the Championship club’s resolve by putting in a substantial offer when the transfer window reopens, according to The Sun

West Ham are preparing to make Sheffield United an offer for John Egan in January

West Ham boss David Moyes was keen on signing Egan in the summer transfer window

The 29-year-old is into his fifth season at Bramall Lane, and his contract with the Blades runs until 2024.

West Ham signed two senior central defenders over the summer, bringing in Nayef Aguerd from Rennes and Thilo Kehrer from PSG.

However, Aguerd picked up an injury in pre-season and is yet to play a competitive match for Moyes’s men, while Kehrer arrived late in the window, which forced the Hammers to field Ben Johnson as a makeshift centre back in the early stages of the season.

As a result, West Ham tried to dip into the market for another defender in the final week of the window, and they were linked with Egan, Jan Bednarek and Duje Caleta-Car among others.

Bednarek moved to Aston Villa instead, and Caleta-Car switched Marseille for Southampton, whereas Egan stayed put in the second tier.

West Ham missed out on Jan Bednarek on deadline day as he joined Aston Villa instead

If West Ham manage to sign Egan, this could see Craig Dawson leave the club in January

Should West Ham finally get a deal over the line for Egan, this could see Craig Dawson leave the club after he was strongly linked with a move away on deadline day.

Dawson has become a popular figure at the London Stadium since joining on an initial loan deal from Watford two years ago.

He has now slipped down the pecking order, and is yet to play a minute for West Ham in the Premier League this season.

The 32-year-old looked set to join Wolves on deadline day, but West Ham pulled the plug on the deal after their move for Bednarek fell through.

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