West Ham United’s search for a new central midfielder has seen them turn their attention towards Arsenal duo Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, according to Sky Sports News.
Sky sources understand that David Moyes is considering a move for Coquelin or Elneny as he looks to provide competition for places in the middle of the park.
With Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate both losing some form this season and Mark Noble suffering a few injuries, this is a priority for Moyes in January.
So far this month, he has been linked with numerous moves for central midfielders, including Stoke’s Joe Allen, Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey, Watford’s Etienne Capoue and Anderlecht’s Leander Dendoncker.
But the Hammers could also look at their North London counterparts for some new signings.
Francis Coquelin appears to be a bigger target for the Irons after Arsene Wenger admitted the former France youth international could leave Arsenal this month.
The 26-year-old has dropped below former West Ham target Jack Wilshere in the pecking order with Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey also featuring more regularly than him and Elneny.
The Mirror claim that Valencia are also ready to snap Coquelin up.
Elneny, 25, is another target as the Egypt international has only managed five Premier League outings this term.