West Ham United are launching a bid for Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger.

The Mirror says West Ham are keen to make £8million Rudiger their sixth signing of the summer.

We revealed back in May that the Hammers had moved for the 21-year-old Stuttgart centre-back, regarded as one of the best young players in the Bundesliga.

Confirming the Londoners' move, Rudiger's agent, Uli Ferber, said: "We know about the interest of these two clubs [Porto and West Ham]. But we leave things to VfB [Stuttgart], to who Toni is under contract."

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