West Ham transfer news: Hammers in talks with Sheffield United over John Fleck deal – reports

28 Jan

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.

John Fleck has been a regular for the Blades this season

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.

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.

Arnautovic signed a contract extension until 2023

“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.”