By Will Butcher
West Ham could sign free agent Kevin Constant to solve their left-back crisis, according to a report.
Constant, 29, is currently without a club after Serie A outfit Bologna decided against renewing his six-month contract.
The Daily Mirror claim that the former AC Milan star has been offered to manager Slaven Bilic, as the Hammers weigh up their options at left-back.
Summer signing Arthur Masuaku has compounded West Ham’s poor performances on the pitch by picking up a knee injury against League Two minnows Accrington Stanley.
Masuaku, who was signed for £6million from Greek champions Olympiakos, is set to be sidelined for six weeks after being stretchered off during the Hammers 1-0 win last week.
Despite playing versatile defender Alvaro Arbeloa at left-back on Saturday, Bilic could look to sign Guinea international Constant.
The nomadic defender, who can also play in midfield, brings with him a wealth of experience that includes spells at Chievo, Toulouse and Trabzonspor and even 12 appearances against Europe’s elite in the Champions League.
The France-born star is currently training with ambitious Ligue 1 outfit Nice, as he looks to regain his fitness and is reportedly keen on moving to a Premier League club.
In other West Ham news, Ian Wright has delivered this brutal verdict on the Hammers transfer business.