JOSE MOURINHO will reignite his interest in West Ham defender Issa Diop, according to reports.
The Tottenham manager has been a keen admirer of the Frenchman since his time as Manchester United boss.
Mourinho, 56, singled Diop out and congratulated the Hammers scouting team after his former team's 3-1 defeat in 2018.
Now he wants his new chairman Daniel Levy to open the cheque book and pay big money to land the 22-year-old, according to Sky Sports.
Mourinho wants to add another name in central defence that will be seen as long-term replacements for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
Alderweireld, 30, has just signed a new deal until 2023 while Vertonghen's current deal expires at the end of the season.
Diop has made 13 appearances this season but hasn't started the game since a 3-2 defeat against Spurs almost a month ago.
West Ham have no plans to cash in and wouldn't entertain any offers of less than £50million.
Diop joined the Hammers for £22m in the summer of 2018 from Toulouse and is highly-regarded among the supporters.