West Ham United are leading the way to sign Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March, as has been reported by 90min.
It is suggested that Newcastle United, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are all interested in the 26-year-old, though it is the Hammers who have taken the impetus to get ahead of the competition.
They have opened negotiations with Brighton regarding a transfer, which would see March leave the club whose academy he joined back in 2011.
He has now represented the club almost 200 times in total, helping them to earn promotion from the Championship and become an established Premier League side.
Brighton are said to be willing to sell the 26-year-old, who made 11 league starts and eight substitute appearances throughout the 2019/20 campaign – he failed to record a single goal and got just one assist during this time.
March is also open to a move away from the Amex Stadium, as he is hopeful that fleeing the nest could help him to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans for the England national team.
If West Ham do manage to complete the move, it will be their second signing of the transfer window, after they made Tomas Soucek’s loan deal from Slavia Prague a permanent one when Premier League safety was confirmed.