Atalanta and Bologna are ‘interested’ in West Ham United’s Alex Král, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Hammers took the 23-year-old on a season-long loan deal from Spartak Moscow last summer and have an obligation to make his stay permanent after this campaign.

Král has found it hard to enjoy regular minutes at West Ham United this season and has been restricted to only one subsite appearance in the league.

David Moyes has preferred the Czech Republic international’s compatriot, Tomáš Souček, and Declan Rice in the middle of the pitch. This has seen the Spartak Moscow owned man settle for only six appearances in all competitions.

The report explains that West Ham consider Král as a precious asset but are ‘ready to sell’ him if they receive an ‘excellent proposal’ in the summer.

TMW add the midfielder could land in Italy, where ‘there have been contacts’ with Atalanta and Bologna. Although these two sides are ‘interested’ in the player, they will have to sort out their management structure within the club first.

Despite all that, Král’s profile is ‘liked’ by the two Italian clubs and the ‘doors of Serie A could soon open wide’.