Milan Live have revealed that West Ham United are leading the race to sign rumoured Tottenham target Jakub Kiwior, with the Hammers said to have submitted an opening offer for the centre-back.

Kiwior has been extremely consistent for Spezia in the first part of the 2022-23 campaign and the defender’s reputation has blossomed even further over the last two weeks in light of his performances at the World Cup.

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The 22-year-old has delivered solid displays in all three group matches in Qatar, helping Poland secure qualification to the knockout stages over Mexico by the skin of their teeth.

Fichajes claimed last week that the likes of Spurs, Roma, Juventus, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, and West Ham were all eyeing a move for Kiwior ahead of January. 

Milan Live have now reported the same names but they contend that West Ham have stolen a march on other clubs in talks for the Spezia star.

The report alleges that David Moyes’ side are the ones who are ‘most determined’ to snap up the Poland international, having already begun talks with the Serie A club.

In fact, it is asserted that the Hammers have already launched an opening offer of €15m (£12.9m) for Kiwior, with Spezia thought to value the player at around €20m (£17.2m).

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The one advantage that West Ham would have over the likes of Spurs in the race for Kiwior is that the centre-back would be aware that he is more likely to get regular game time at the London Stadium than at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Perhaps, Paratici will look to convince Spezia by offering to loan the 22-year-old back to the club until the end of the season, much like the Pape Sarr and Destiny Udogie deals.

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