Date: 23rd June 2018 at 9:49am
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West Ham and Premier League rivals Everton have both made a bid of £11.6million for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida, according to a report.

Turkish publication Fanatik claims the English pair have tabled offers to try sign the 29-year-old, who is currently enjoying a brilliant World Cup tournament.

The powerhouse centre-back has helped Croatia pick wins over Nigeria and Argentina in their opening group matches to book a spot in the knockout rounds of the major competition.

Football Insider verdict:

Vida is a mainstay in the Croatia backline alongside Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren at centre-back and they could help their nation go far in this summer’s World Cup. Vida looks perfectly suited for the Premier League given his no-nonsense approach and physicality, but he has never played in England before. He is currently on the books with Turkish giants Besiktas, but the fact he only joined them in January on a four-year deal could prove an obstacle when clubs try to sign him. West Ham have already added Issa Diop and Ryan Fredricks to their defence for next season, but it’s clear that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to strengthen at the back based on the last campaign. They now have a few options to choose from, but Vida certainly looks like he could be a real unit if he moved to England and is definitely worth pursuing. His shining performances so far at the World Cup could only makes Besiktas more reluctant to offload and bump up his price tag in the process.

In other West Ham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a Manchester United defender.

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