Reporter suggests West Ham won’t sign £60,000-a-week star

Alex Crook has suggested that Jan Bednarek is ‘more likely’ to end up at Aston Villa rather than West Ham United, before Thursday’s transfer deadline, as he told talkSPORT.

There could be a ride here as much could also hinge on Craig Dawson’s future – the West Ham defender has been linked away from the club, with Aston Villa and Wolves keen.

Now if Dawson leaves the London stadium then David Moyes will want a replacement, similarly if Villa were to secure his signature then they won’t need Bednarek.

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Either way, Steven Gerrard, under fire, needs another centre-back before the deadline as his big-money summer catch Diego Carlos is likely to be out in the long term.

From West Ham’s perspective, if Bednarek ends up in B6, it probably means Dawson won’t leave, so their fans would gladly accept that scenario.

But it looks like Dawson wants to leave for family reasons (Air Sports)so even if Villa don’t sign him, Wolves are also waiting in the wings.

Nevertheless, that was the truth from talkSPORT journalist and transfer expert Alex Crook.

“Jan Bednarek, there are a few clubs chasing him,” Crook said. “I told you last week that Aston Villa were looking to sign him to replace the injured Diego Carlos.

“West Ham are also showing interest in the Poland international. It could depend on Craig Dawson leaving the London Stadium. He is interested in Wolves, among other things.

“But I think West Ham want to keep, so at the moment I would say Bednarek is more likely to end up at Aston Villa.”

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West Ham fans won’t like to hear that as they know full well how important Dawson has been to them over the past few seasons.

But the 32-year-old would be a brilliant signing for Villa and a better option than Bednarek as he has proven his performance at a higher level.

The fact that Hammers fans aren’t too keen on seeing Dawson go probably tells you all about the player, as Saints fans are too restless to see their £60,000-a-week (SalarySport) defender heading for the exit door .

Either way, it’s expected to be an eventful final push towards the deadline for Villa, West Ham and Wolves.

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