West Ham haven’t abandoned their interest in Omar Colley, report Sampdoria News in a Thursday afternoon exclusive.

Claims had originally started a few weeks ago, before things went quiet regarding Colley and the Hammers, but it’s now reported there’s still a chance of the transfer happening.

West Ham are giving ‘serious consideration’ to the transfer, and the player is one of their ‘incoming priorities’. David Moyes wants to improve his defence, with the 27 year old left-footer an option which shouldn’t cost too much.

It would appear the club have an advantage, because Colley would be attracted by a move to London. Sampdoria News say that when he was playing for Genk, his family lived in the English capital, and a return would be welcomed.

That puts West Ham ahead of other, unnamed, clubs.

Colley moved to Italy in 2018, with it being his big break in a major league. His contract runs until June 2022, so now is the time to consider a renewal or move.

There’s no indication of transfer fee given in the article, however, Transfermarket estimate his value to be €5.5m so this isn’t going to be an expensive deal.