West Ham United are looking to invest in their defence, with Sead Kolasinac among their left-back options in the current window.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

David Ornstein reports in The Athletic that West Ham are planning to invest this month, looking at Sead Kolasinac as a potential transfer target. They’re also considering Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri for the position.

This adds to Ornstein’s recent assertion that there’s ‘plenty of interest’ in Kolasinac. Most prominently, reports in Germany suggest the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke are in the race for the Arsenal left-back.

The media also linked AS Roma with a move earlier in the window, but those links are dying down.

A club like West Ham coming in for the 27-year-old would certainly help move things along. The Hammers have money to spend right now, and they’ll have even more if they end up selling Declan Rice to Chelsea for a huge fee.

That puts the pressure on the German clubs to get serious with their bids or pull out of the race. No more of these split-salary pay cut loan offers with an option to buy.

Alternatively, West Ham can just place any kind of reasonable offer and get the deal over the line quickly. Arsenal need the squad space and the saved wages. If they get the chance to move Kolasinac on for a decent fee, they’re very likely to take it.