Issa Diop swapped Toulouse for West Ham United in the summer of 2018 and went on to make 30 plus Premier League starts in his first two seasons in England.

During the last campaign, the defender struggled for regular minutes until February, and finished the season with only 18 league appearances, which included 15 starts.

The 24-year-old has now ended up in the sights of OGC Nice, if a report from today’s edition of L’Equipe is to be believed.

Christophe Galtier, in his first match in charge of the Ligue 1 side against Stade de Reims, started Dante and Jean-Clair Todibo in the heart of the back four.

Apart from the aforementioned two centre-backs, Galtier has Flavius Daniliuc and Robson Bambu as the other two centre-backs at his disposal.

The French club looked at strengthening this position and ‘even launched ambitious avenues’, such as the one leading to the Hammers’ defender.

Nice found out the operation to sign Diop was ‘too complex’ from the economic point of view, which will likely be related to wages and also the transfer fee West Ham would want.