According to The Mail, Premier League trio Everton, West Ham and Swansea are keen on Augsburg right-back Daniel Opare ahead of the January transfer window.
The £3million-rated 27-year-old Ghanaian international has less than 6 months left on his current contract at the Bundesliga side, and with no chances of him extending his contract, a January exit looks imminent.
The former Real Madrid Castilla has featured in 12 league games this term, and having scouted him extensively, the Hammers believe he would be a great cover for the ageing Pablo Zabaleta.
Opare, a FIFA Under-20 World Cup, CAF Confederation Cup and Belgian Cup winner with Ghana, CS Sfaxien and Standard Liège respectively boasts of enough experience at the top level.
He is also proficient playing at left-back, with his versatility a feature new Everton boss Sam Allardyce can make use of.
Stoke are also said to have checked on Opare on few occasions this term, and a lot of competition for his signature can be expected when the January transfer window opens.