The attacking midfielder is just 19 years of age but has already made 67 appearances for Dynamo Zagreb, scoring ten goals, and registered two appearances for the Croatian national team.
In fact, Coric was included in Ante Caric’s Euro 2016 squad but failed to be called upon before Croatia slumped out of the tournament at the hands of Portugal last Saturday.
Last week, The Daily Mail revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had already made contact with the prodigious playmaker regarding a potential transfer to Anfield.
The British newspaper also documented on interest in Coric from a number of the Reds’ Premier League rivals, including Chelsea and Manchester City.
But according to The Daily Star, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has now opened talks with the youngster’s representatives to formally register the club’s interest.
Dynamo Zagreb are believed to want around £10million for their academy product.