By London correspondent Tony Hughes
West Ham are keen on signing two wide players this summer and have identified their chief targets, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim Besiktas’ Gokhan Tore and Valencia’s Sofiane Feghouli are the two players lined up to fill the problem.
It is said Turkish winger Tore has always been their first choice and the Standard cites reports in Turkey that a £13million deal is close to being finalised.
This comes after Besiktas were demanding £17million last month for the former Chelsea youth player.
The Hammers’ other principal target is reported to be Algeria international Feghouli, who is available this summer on a free transfer.
Feghouli is a player of impressive pedigree, who has not only earned 40 international caps but also made 202 appearances for Spanish big hitters Valencia.
The 26-year-old has scored 33 goals and supplied 40 assists for Valencia, predominantly from his right flank position.
He was especially productive in the 2014-15 season when he scored six goals and weighed in with eights assists from his 33 La Liga matches.
West Ham chiefs have made it publicly clear on a number of occasions in recent weeks that the club intend to reinforce their squad with at least six senior signings this summer as they aim to give Slaven Bilic an even stronger squad next season.