West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to strengthen his defensive options this summer.
January signings Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek added strength, talent and commitment in forward and midfield areas and Moyes wants to bring more players with similar characteristics to London Stadium this summer.
“I think we would like to strengthen in a lot of areas, but we have an awful lot of attacking wide players," he told the Evening Standard. “We are shorter of defensive cover now. We are also looking to see what positions will change, which could alter our direction.
“The owners have spent a lot of money over the last few years and I thought the way we spent it in January was relatively good. We will attempt to get players we think will be here for the long term and can develop.
“I think we need to make sure we have a group who understand West Ham."