West Ham are considering a move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law.
Crystal Palace are also keen on the 25 year old but the Hammers are likely to battle with the Eagles to secure the England international’s services in the January transfer window.
New West Ham manager David Moyes will reportedly be given a transfer budget to strengthen the club’s squad, and with the Hammers having missed out on Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho in the summer, they are said to be considering Wilshere as an alternative.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson meanwhile is a keen admirer of the midfielder after working with him when he was England manager, and it looks as though international considerations may determine Wilshere’s decision to leave the Emirates.
Players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Burnley’s Jack Cork have been picked ahead of Wilshere by Gareth Southgate with the England boss insisting that players play regularly for their clubs. The Arsenal midfielder has so far failed to start a Premier League game this season with just two substitute appearances to his name.