West Ham are set to launch a £20million bid for Swansea defender Alfie Mawson in January, according to reports.
David Moyes’ side have pinpointed the England Under-21s star as one of their key targets and are determined to push Swansea all the way in the market, say the Guardian.
The Swans sit bottom of the Premier League and remain without a permanent manager after the sacking of Paul Clement earlier this week.
Leon Britton has been named caretaker boss and will take charge for the game against Crystal Palace.
It is unclear who will lead them in the January sales but the Welsh side will clearly be desperate to hold onto 23-year-old Mawson.
The London-born lad has 18 months left on his current contract.
Swansea chiefs opened talks over a new deal for him some time ago and, while still ongoing, club bosses are hopeful that an agreement can be reached.
Mawson is said to be comfortable at the Liberty.
But Swans’ position in the table does make them susceptible to bids from clubs higher up.
However, after losing Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente they will be keen to keep hold.