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West Ham eye experienced free agent to solve crisis - report

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.

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He joins fellow left-back Aaron Cresswell, who was on the receiving end of a long-term knee injury during the summer that is likely to keep him out until the end of the year.

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.