West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd is the subject of interest from Premier League rivals with moves plotted for next summer, it has been reported.

Aguerd, who joined the club last year in a £30m deal from Rennes, has established himself as one of the clubs regular starters, having built a solid and consistent partnerships with fellow centre back Kurt Zouma.

The Moroccan international has been in excellent form this season so far, having grabbed an excellent headed goal in our 3-1 home victory over Chelsea earlier in the season.

According to a report in The Sun, the defender has attracted the interest of both Liverpool and Manchester City, who are looking to do battle to sign the player from West Ham at the end of the current Premier League campaign.

“Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be planning a defensive rebuild following this summer’s overhaul of his midfield,” it stated in the article by Jack Rosser.

“Aguerd was viewed as a key addition to David Moyes’ back four as a left-footed defender, bringing balance to the central pairing.

“A pre-season injury, having just joined the Hammers, was a huge blow and contributed to their poor start to the Premier League season. Having returned in the final game before the World Cup break, where he was again injured with Morocco, Aguerd went on to start 17 league games last season.

“His impressive form has attracted interest and with Klopp looking to invest at the back in the next summer window, Aguerd will be high on the list.

Our Hammers centre back was the subject of interest this summer, namely from the Saudi League, however it has since been confirmed that the player had rejected the moves as he is happy in east London. However, according to reports, West Ham will soon be battling to retain his services once again.

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