West Ham United are keeping tabs on Lille manager Paulo Fonseca ahead of next season, reports the Guardian.
The Hammers could part with David Moyes after his side’s struggles this term.
West Ham spent £160 million during the last summer transfer window but it has not been reflected in the performances.
They are currently 15th in the Premier League with eight games left, with four points separating them from the drop zone.
The Hammers are impressing in the Europa Conference League and could advance to the semi-finals on Thursday.
Winning the competition and staying up could boost Moyes’ chances of avoiding the sack.
However, the belief around West Ham is that he is unlikely to be in charge next season.
Fonseca was on the club’s radar five years ago but missed out on the job to Manuel Pellegrini.
He was also close to joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2021 and could soon move to the Premier League.
Hammers’ co-owner David Sullivan met with the Portuguese at the time and is ready to consider him again.
Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers could also be considered after they left Chelsea and Leicester City, respectively.
Fonseca came to prominence at Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won the Ukrainian Premier League and Cup in each of his three seasons.
The 50-year-old joined AS Roma in 2019, and he led them to fifth place in his first season.
Fonseca guided them to the semi-final of the Europa League the next term before leaving the Serie A club in 2021.
He joined Lille last summer, and the French club have played some impressive attacking football since.
They are fifth in the Ligue 1 after 31 games.
His style and track record have impressed West Ham, and they could look to bring him to the London Stadium in the summer.