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10th Mar, 2017 | 6:10am

£60,000-a-week PL winner chasing West Ham summer switch - report

By Dominic Toner

Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna is eyeing a move to West Ham, according to a report.

The Sun claim that the 34-year-old Premier League winner is keen on joining the Hammers in the summer and is looking for a return to London, where he spent seven years at Arsenal in the past.

It is understood West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wants to sign the Man City full-back on a free transfer, with his current deal set to expire at the Etihad Stadium in the summer.

The report details that Sagna is yet to be offered a new deal as Pep Guardiola prepares for a reshuffle at Man City.

Sagna is currently on £60,000-a-week wages and would solve the right-back problem Bilic is keen to resolve.

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Sagna is an extremely experienced player in England and has made 265 appearances in the Premier League during spells with Arsenal and ManCity.

The Frenchman now looks set to leave Manchester and he could solve a major issue at the London Stadium.

West Ham have used make-shift right-back Cheikhou Kouyate in that position this season, while Sam Byram has been unable to make the desired impact.

Football Insider verdict:

Sagna would be a fantastic addition to the West Ham squad if they can sign him in the summer on a free. The experienced defender would be able to help raise expectations as they try and compete for a European spot next season. He is used to the pressures at the top-end of the table and would be a massive asset to the squad. Sagna has still made 22 appearances this season for Man City and it’s not liked his performances have dropped considerably. He would certainly have been in the starting XI this season if he was in the West Ham squad and there is every chance that would be the same next campaign. Bilic would be taking no risk by signing the Frenchman and his experience in the top-flight is priceless.

In other West Ham transfer news, they are in the chase to sign an English midfielder at a bargain price.

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