West Ham’s success of securing Premier League safety for another year has allowed the Hammers to start preparations for a busy transfer window.
A new midfielder is widely reported to be top of David Moyes’ wish-list, after his failure to secure a permanent addition in this area back in January, and preparations are already underway.
Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad state West Ham’s assistant boss Stuart Pearce was present for the clash between Anderlecht and Club Brugge this weekend, running the rule over Leander Dendoncker.
The Belgium international was widely linked with a move to the Premier League in January, publicly admitting his disappointment in not sealing a move to England, and has responded to that blow with fine performances for his club.
Dendoncker is in the running to feature for his nation in this summer’s World Cup, where Roberto Martinez’s side come toe-to-toe with England, Tunisia and Panama, where interest in the 23-year-old could rise.
The player is focusing on his World Cup place but remains keen on securing a move to the Premier League, where Crystal Palace and Everton are also eyeing his services.