West Ham face missing out on £12m transfer target

first_img Aymen Abdennour [right] Atletico Madrid are set to hijack West Ham’s pursuit of Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour.With Tottenham on the verge of completing the signing of Toby Alderweireld, Atleti are keen to bring in a replacement and see the Tunisian as an ideal candidate.Manchester United and Liverpool are also keeping tabs on the player’s situation, but, according to AS, Atletico have emerged as frontrunners alongside the Hammers in the race to land the 25-year-old.Monaco are prepared to allow Abdennour to leave this summer for a fee of around £12m and that price could be too much for West Ham, opening the door for Atletico to make a swoop. 1last_img