West Ham are in talks with Sheffield United over the potential signing of John Fleck, reports claim.
The 27-year-old midfielder has been a key player for the Blades, who currently sit third in the Championship.
He was named Sheffield United’s Player of the Season last term and it is understood the club value him at around £4million.
West Ham are yet to spend any money this window, with the free agent Samir Nasri their only signing so far.
But, according to Sky Sports, they could strike a deal for Fleck in the few days that remain.
The Hammers have managed to hold onto star man Marko Arnautovic after his head was turned by a big-money offer from China.
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Arnautovic recently signed a year-long contract extension until 2023 and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was glad to draw a line under the saga.
“I have a lot of excuses why we lost at Wimbledon, one of those was that the January transfer window can cause damage to the team,” he said.
“For all the issues that a player wants to go, they have other options.
“But I am happy that Marko has finished his issue, he is happy here. I hope that we will have the player that he can be in the coming games.
“A lot of things affect the players, that’s why I don’t want to continue talking about that because I don’t want to make excuses.
“We made a mistake and we lost a game against Wimbledon. I hope that now – when the transfer window is closed – that not only Marko but other players who are hearing some offers, they will be concentrated on what we must do.”