Right now, West Ham United’s priority in the transfer market should be a new centre-back and a new striker.

Despite all this, the Hammers have been linked with a few attacking midfielders, including Hellas Verona’s Antonin Barak.

However, a new option appears to have emerged in Russia of late, and that’s AS Monaco’s Aleksandr Golovin.

The 25-year-old, once seen as one of the more promising players in his role, has had a series of ups and downs at the principality club since joining them in 2018 from CSKA Moscow for £27m.

Contracted there until 2024, there isn’t a rush to sell him, and he had played a good number of times under Niko Kovac, but the arrival of Philippe Clément could change matters.

We’ll have to wait and see about that, but West Ham, according to RB Sport, are ‘interested’ in the Russia international.

As things stand, ‘the parties have not yet started negotiations on a transfer’, but the first move has been more about ‘consultations and collecting information’.

In short, West Ham want to know ‘how interested the footballer is in changing clubs’.

It’s a start, but not exactly the type of player Moyes desperately needs right now.