West Ham and Newcastle have joined us and a number of other Championship clubs in pursuing Reims goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy, according to the Mirror.
Earlier this month, the Football Insider reported that we were “lining up” a move for the 26-year-old, along with Cardiff City and Bristol City.
However, Mirror journalist Darren Lewis reports that new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is “keen” on the stopper, and that the player’s representatives believe the player is capable of playing in the Premier League.
Mendy is reportedly rated at £2m by his current club, who have been promoted to Ligue One this season.
Our interest in the Guinea-Bissau international likely depends on whether we can keep Sam Johnstone. Steve Bruce has said he would like to keep all of his loan players next season, but that depends on us gaining promotion back to the top flight.
For Stade Reims this campaign, Mendy has kept 18 clean sheets in 34 league matches, two fewer than our current number one has managed in the Championship.