West Ham eye Fulham's Joao Palhinha as top target to replace Declan Rice this summer
West Ham are keen to bring in Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha to replace Declan Rice, who is expected to complete a move away from the London Stadium following the clubs Europa Conference League win.
Confirmation of the club's swift about-faceto this summers transfer business came in chairman David Sullivan's comments on Thursday, where he said theyhad to get a replacement or several replacements for their wantaway captain.
Mail Sport understands that Palhinha has been identified as the No 1 target after impressing in his debut campaign in south London. The Portuguese international anchored a robust Fulham midfield and led the league with 147 tackles last term.