West Ham are reportedly hoping to sign highly-rated Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan next summer.
With Manuel Pellegrini targeting a return to European football in the near future, the hammers.
The Chilean is planning to strengthen his squad once again next summer and a central defender is a top want on his list.
Reports from Spain suggest that West Ham have been keeping a close eye on Chile international Maripan.
Maripan, 24 joined Alves in 2017 making 22 appearances, his exploits have led to interest from across Europe though he still has contract till 2021.
He maybe lured to a new deal should a fee of £10m comes.