West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Malcuit and have rejected the opportunity, report AreaNapoli on Saturday.

Malcuit is a 29-year-old defender who mainly plays at right-back. He signed for Napoli in 2018 from Lille, and has had an up and down time at the Serie A club.

Last season he only managed four league appearances, picking up a cruciate ligament injury in October 2019. Such an injury relatively recently is not going to be an attractive prospect for buyers, and that could be why West Ham said ‘no thanks’ to the transfer.

AreaNapoli say an intermediary was trying to set up a deal with the Premier League club, which is a common scenario, especially when Serie A players are concerned.

Malcuit isn’t considered a key player any longer at Napoli, so it’s likely his agents have been given to permission to find him a new club. Parma have been interested in a potential loan, but the player isn’t keen on the move.