West Ham line up Marseille star as they prepare to lose Reid

first_imgWest Ham are set to step up their interest in Marseille defender Nicolas N’Koulou as they prepare for the departure of Winston Reid.Hammers boss Sam Allardyce appears to have given up hope of keeping key centre-back Reid.The New Zealand international has been one of the star performers for the east London club over the last few years, but he has failed to agree terms on a new contract and can leave as a free agent at the end of the season.He may even depart this month should West Ham receive a suitable bid, with Arsenal or Liverpool rumoured to be among a host of clubs keen to secure the player’s signature.And Allardyce is already lining up his replacement in the form of N’Koulou.N’Koulou, 24, has been earning rave reviews for Marseille in the French league and West Ham are ready to pounce for the highly-rated Cameroon international. Winston Reid 1last_img read more