Report claims West Ham have stepped up efforts to sign Spurs-linked defender

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TuttoAtalanta have now revealed that Atalanta are willing to cash in on rumoured Tottenham target Joakim Maehle amidst interest from West Ham United.

Spurs have already strengthened at left wing-back with the addition of Ivan Perisic and the North Londoners are expected to accelerate a move for Djed Spence to strengthen the right flank (Sky Sports).

Another right-back who Antonio Conte’s men have been liked with this summer is Maehle, with Italian publication Il Giornale reporting last month that the Premier League side had held talks with Atalanta regarding the player.

Danish publication Ekstra Bladet reported earlier this month that scouts from Tottenham were in attendance to watch Maehle during Denmark’s 2-1 win over Austria in the Nations League.

Tipsbladet subsequently claimed last week that despite Antonio Conte’s side expressing an interest in the 25-year-old, the player is expected to remain at Atalanta.

The report added that the Dane only has a ’30 per cent’ chance of leaving Bergamo this summer.

However, if TuttoAtalanta’s latest report is to be believed, West Ham have now stepped up their efforts to sign Maehle.

The publication claims that the Hammers are the only club to have expressed an interest in the wing-back this summer.

The report asserts that Gian Piero Gasperini’s side would cash in on Maehle if they received an offer of around €18m-€20m (£15.5m-£17.2m).

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It seems fairly evident by now that Djed Spence is Tottenham’s number one target for right-wing-back instead of the likes of Maehle. However, I do wonder why Spurs are taking their time in launching an offer for the Middlesbrough starlet. I expected the signing to have been completed by now.

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