The Hammers tried hard to land the Saint-Etienne star during the January transfer window but reportedly had two bids turned down by the French club.
They are expected to go back for him when the market reopens in the summer, but now it seems they will face competition from Premier League giants Man United.
According to reports in France, Malcuit made an impression on Jose Mourinho during Saint Etienne’s Europa League clash with the Red Devils.
And now the Old Trafford club are keeping a close eye on him ahead of the summer, when they could make their move.
The 25-year-old is most comfortable at full-back, where United plan to strengthen, but he can also operate in midfield.
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