CHEIKHOU KOUYATE is needed by Porto after struggling to impress new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.
The Portugal champions are reportedly already in talks with the Hammers over a £14million transfer for the Senegal World Cup midfielder.
Former Manchester Metropolis chief Pellegrini is reshaping the London Stadium squad, with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere the stand-out recruit to this point.
And it’s thought Kouyate, 28, isn’t a part of the Chilean’s plans, regardless of 4 profitable seasons with the Hammers.
Porto wish to cement their grip on the Primeira Liga, forward of arch rivals Benfica.
They usually imagine 6ft 2ins Kouyate may give them additional stability in mid-pitch.
Porto confirmed earlier this week they’re prepared to raid the Premier League, signing Newcastle centre-back Chancel Mbemba.
Like Kouyate, DR Congo star Mbemba was a significant hit with Belgium membership Anderlecht earlier than shifting to England.
However Kouyate’s exit could be a fair greater signing for European heavyweights Porto.
He has performed 147 video games for the Hammers. scoring 15 occasions.
Kouyate additionally received the league 4 occasions with Anderlecht and has 42 caps, that includes on this summer time’s World Cup.