West Ham must sign £15m target Duje Caleta-Car permanently if they want to bring him to the Premier League after Marseille insist they will no longer consider a loan deal for the defender
- West Ham have been linked with a move for Duje Caleta-Car for some time
- They could decide to try to sign him in the final week of the transfer window
- However, Marseille will only accept a permanent move rather than a loan switch
West Ham will have to make a permanent move in order to sign Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car this month.
Marseille are open to letting centre-back Caleta-Car leave but, heading into the final week of the window, insist they are no longer willing to sanction a loan exit for the 25 year-old.
Caleta-Car has also been linked with Newcastle, Wolves and almost joined Liverpool a year ago. He has 18 months left on his contract and is valued at around £15m by his French club.
Duje Caleta-Car almost joined Liverpool a year ago, but could be on his way to West Ham now
David Moyes is keen to bring in a central defender this month to strengthen his side’s backline
Caleta-Car has been on West Ham’s radar for some time including last summer before they clinched the signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.
The possibility of a move for Caleta-Car has resurfaced with manager David Moyes keen to bring in another centre-back, as well as striker, and Angelo Ogbonna out for the rest of the season.
The Hammers are also planning to open contract talks with midfielder Tomas Soucek, who will have two years left on his deal in the summer.
West Ham want to keep Tomas Soucek and plan to start talks with him over a new deal soon