West Ham have their priorities set for the summer transfer window and the midfield is likely to be an area of focus, following David Moyes’ struggles in January.
The Scottish boss failed in approaches for the likes of Stoke City’s Joe Allen and Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey in the mid-season, eventually settling with the capture of Joao Mario on-loan from Inter Milan.
Given the Italian side’s reported valuation of the Portugal international, it’s highly unlikely that the Hammers will make that move permanent this summer and that’s led to alternative names being linked with a move to the London Stadium.
The Daily Record states Hibernian midfielder John McGinn is one candidate being considered by West Ham, although they face a fight for his services as Rangers have now expressed an interest.
New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been alerted to the availability of the 23-year-old, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Easter Road.
It’s indicated that McGinn has been scouted by the Scottish giants for a number of months and was a target before Gerrard’s appointment, though a number of other sides have been linked with his services recently.
Serial champions Celtic have been attributed with an interest, while Premier League duo Brighton and Bournemouth are also reportedly keen.