Real Betis signed Aissa Mandi from Reims in 2016 and he has gone to become a key player for his current club.

Spanish newspaper ABC Sevilla claims the La Liga outfit are planning to offer the 26-year-old a new contract, even though he still has three years left on his current deal and a release clause of €30m.

West Ham United were interested in signing the Algerian international in the summer transfer window and it’s claimed the Premier League side even made an offer between €12 to €15m for him.

Quique Setién’s side responded to the Hammers request by suggesting the player’s buyout clause, which Manuel Pellegrini’s side were unwilling to pay.

He is a versatile defender who can operate as a right-back and also play in the heart of the back four. Though his preferred position is that of a fullback, he has started this season as a central defender for the Spanish club. 

The report mentions that West Ham’s failure to sign Mandi has seen them land 21-year-old Issa Diop, who arrived at the club from Toulouse.