West Ham United are leading the race for Ghana defender Daniel Opare, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.
The 27-year-old remains at Augsburg despite his contract being terminated by the German outfit over dishonesty charges.
Opare won’t be allowed to leave until this summer when his association with the club comes to and end.
However, GHANAsoccernet.com can understands West Ham United appear the most serious contender for his signature with initial contact reported to have been made between the club and his representative.
The Hammers are ‘much closer’ compared to the other English clubs interested in his signature.
The Ghanaian is seen an ideal replacement for Pablo Zabaleta, 33, who is nearing the twilight of his career.
Leicester City, Stoke and Everton have all been keeping tabs on the controversial right-back who will be available on a free transfer.
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