Thilo Kehrer's move to West Ham is approaching completion, with the PSG defender travelling to London on Tuesday ahead of a £15m transfer

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  • West Ham are yet to pick up a goal or a point in the new Premier League season
  • They lack defensive depth after injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson
  • Ben Johnson, a natural fullback, has been forced to fill in as a centre half 
  • PSG defender Thilo Kehrer is close to joining the club in a move worth £15m

 Thilo Kehrer is travelling to London to finalise his move to West Ham.

The Paris Saint-Germain defender is due in the capital today, ahead of his initial £15m move to West Ham.

The versatile 25-year-old’s arrival will be much-needed for the Hammers and manager David Moyes.

PSG defender Thilo Kehrer is close to completing a £15 million move to West Ham
PSG defender Thilo Kehrer is close to completing a £15 million move to West Ham
The transfer will be a welcome one for David Moyes as his side look light on defensive depth
The transfer will be a welcome one for David Moyes as his side look light on defensive depth

He is short on options and has been forced to play Ben Johnson, primarily a full-back, at centre-half in West Ham’s first two games.

Moyes moved to strengthen his defence in the summer by signing Nayef Aguerd from Rennes but he suffered an ankle injury in pre-season which required surgery.

Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson are injured while Issa Diop was sold to Fulham last week.

Fullback Ben Johnson has been playing as a make-shift centre back due to injuries
Fullback Ben Johnson has been playing as a make-shift centre back due to injuries

Kehrer, who can also play at right-back, has made 115 appearances for PSG since joining the French champions from Shalke in 2018.

West Ham have made further attempts to bolster their defence with a £13m bid for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieiri and are keen on Manchester United’s Eric Bailly.

The Hammers are next in action at the London Stadium against Brighton on Sunday.