​West Ham are set to table a £10m bid for Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb teenage midfielder Ante Coric, the ​Evening Standard reports.

 

The 19-year-old talent is set to travel to France this summer to represent Croatia in the Euros, and the Hammers are keen to get the deal for the young talent confirmed as soon as possible.

Arsenal FC v GNK Dinamo Zagreb - UEFA Champions League

Coric has endured a successful period at Dinamo since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in 2013 for £800k, becoming the youngest ever scorer in a Europa League fixture, aged 17-years and 157 days, while also being awarded the Best Croatian Hope of the Year in 2015.

 

The teenager has attracted large amounts of attention from the Premier League, with Manchester City and Liverpool also keeping an eye on the player, however, coach and fellow Croatian Slaven Bilic is ready to make the first move.

Bilic is reportedly keen to add some wide attacking players to his squad, admitting that his first choice is Besiktas midfielder Gokhan Tore. The Turkish player is accustomed to Bilic having worked under him when the Hammers boss was in charge of Besiktas.

 

Reports in Turkey, however, suggested that the deal would not go through, with West Ham not willing to match the £17m price tag, although it has been suggested that they have since dropped their valuation to a much more feasible £13m. 


With the lower price-tag, the deal for the 24-year-old ex-Chelsea youth player looks likely to go through. Another option for the Hammers is Algerian born winger Sofiane Feghouli, who is available on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer at La Liga club Valencia.