On Thursday, the idea that West Ham could go for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley reemerged.

Sampdoria News brought the story as an exclusive on their website, claiming the Hammers were taking a move for the player under ‘serious consideration’.

He was labeled as one of their ‘incoming priorities’ as David Moyes looks to bolster his defence following a very disappointing season in the Premier League that saw the club narrowly miss out on relegation to the Championship.

It all makes sense, which is why we’re not surprised to see Gazzetta dello Sport back it up on Friday, explaining that West Ham appear to have gone one step further and now ‘have asked for information’ about the Gambia international.

What also helps, and was touched upon on Thursday, is that Colley’s family still live in London, according to Gazzetta, and that could ‘influence his choice’.

It’s certainly a great advantage to have for West Ham, who appear to be revamping the vast majority of their squad, targeting midfielders, defenders and forwards alike.

A busy transfer window ahead for Moyes and co., and if some deals, like Colley’s, can be made easier by having an advantage like the location, then that’s always a welcome bonus.