West Ham United are interested in bringing Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto to the Premier League in the summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Czech Republic under-21 international moved to Italy in the summer of 2014 but was loaned out to Ascoli in the second tier, where he made a big impact, scoring five times and providing nine assists in 35 games.

This impressive spell earned him a spot in the Udinese first team this season and he so far has three goals in 21 Serie A appearances.

These performances have not only caught the eye of the Hammers, with West Bromwich Albion also reportedly interested in the player.

Tony Pulis is expected to splash the cash at the Hawthorns this summer, with the Baggies having a good season but needing investment to maintain high standards.

The Hammers bought 20-year-old Edimilson Fernandes from Sion over the summer and the youngster has so far turned out 19 times in the Premier League.

With the Swiss international being given some playing time this campaign, it makes it unlikely that the club would buy Jankto as they already have someone that fits the same sort of role.


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