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West Ham chasing Gian Marco Ferrari

West Ham chasing Gian Marco Ferrari

Gian Marco Ferrari to switch Italy for England

West Ham have entered the race to sign talented Sassuolo centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari this summer. The 26-year-old defender, who has plenty of experience playign for multiple Serie A sides, will move to the Hammers in a deal worth a reported 12.5 million euros and the Irons will beat French club Marseille to Ferrari's coveted signature.

West Ham have been very busy on the transfer market so far this summer and defender Ferrari appears to be one of their final targets prior to the new season. New boss Manuel Pellegrini has pulled together a list of targets that he would like to sign and Ferrari, who spent last season on loan with Genovese side Sampdoria, will likely sign a four year contract for the London club.

West Ham's struggles last season were compounded with a poor defensive record and the signing of Ferrari is the first part of an effort to plug the gap. 

Ferrari has two years remaining on his deal with Sassuolo and will be signed by the Hammers as a partner for Winston Reid, the New Zealand international centre-back.