West Ham United have leapt to the front of the queue for Juventus defender Filip Kostic, with the player giving his approval to the transfer.

That’s according to, who say there are ‘hot hours’ ahead for the player as he’s made it clear he is happy to join West Ham before tomorrow’s deadline.

The website explains that the Hammers ‘leap to the front’ of the queue of suitors for Kostic, who also has admirers in Spain.

There are several possible exits on the table for the Serbian and clubs in either country could ‘conclude an operation’ worth around €15m.

According to’s information, it is West Ham who have a ‘concrete chance’ of closing the information and there is a belief that they could ‘lead an assault’ in the coming hours.

Kostic is very popular with manager David Moyes, who wanted to sign him last season, and would value his experience being added to his squad.

There are plans today for the various parties and intermediaries to sit down and ‘find a solution’ that sees Juventus sell, something they are happy to do.

They’re asking for West Ham to pay at least €10m, a figure the Hammers are willing to pay, although they need to secure a sale first.

Work is seemingly underway to make that happen, and they are boosted by the fact Kostic has given his preference to them, and a move to the Premier League in the process.