West Ham United will look to sign Lorient defender Lamine Kone this summer, according to talkSPORT.

Kone, 25, plays at centre-back and has represented France at youth level all the way up to Under-20s.

The 6ft2 & 1/2in defender joined current club Lorient from Chateauroux in 2010 and has since made 88 appearances for Les Merlus.

Kone had been heavily linked with a move to Sunderland at the end of last year.