West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku has emerged as a Tottenham Hotspur transfer target, according to The Sun, who also claim other clubs are interested.

The left-back has made 27 appearances for the Hammers this season, registering two assists during an impressive campaign.

Masuaku’s contract expires at the end of next season meaning West Ham may accept offers this summer rather than risk losing him on a free this time next year.

But the Hammers do have an option to extend his contract by another 12 months if they wish.

Masuaku is, according to the report, being lined up as a potential replacement for Danny Rose, who has been linked with a move away from north London this summer.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to boost his defence with his wide defenders in particular having struggled for form this season.

The French-born defender began his professional career with Valenciennes before moving to Olympiacos in 2014.

Two years later, the DR Congo international made the switch to West Ham for a fee of around £6 million, signing a four-year contract.

Masuaku made his international debut against Zimbabwe in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in October.

However, Tottenham are not the only club keeping an eye on the defender with The Sun claiming Borussia Dortmund and Fiorentina are also interested.

That may force Spurs to look elsewhere as they prepare to step up their summer transfer activity despite recently completing their move to their new stadium.

The club can be expected to put two windows where they did not sign a single player behind them and back Pochettino to bring in new players.


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