West Ham continue to have their eyes cast on potential recruits despite the transfer window closing last week and are in a fierce fight to land a highly-rated starlet.

The Daily MailĀ names the Hammers alongside the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool as keen on 17-year-old Republic of Ireland youth international Elvis Azah.

Azah has spent pre-season with newly-promoted Cardiff City, catching the eye after netting a brace against the Hammers in an U18 friendly.

Previously spending time on trial with Manchester United and Everton, a stern fight for the services of the teenager is set to take place after he earned Irish citizenship.

The Ghana-born forward moved to Ireland at the age of 11 and recently earned citizenship, meaning he can now sign for clubs in England.

Capable of playing on either wing or further forward, Azah is considered to be one of the brightest prospects within Irish football.