West Ham United have joined the race to sign Henri Lansbury, according to reports.

The Arsenal starlet has been tipped to make a move away from the Emirates after failing to force his way into the first team at the start of the season, with QPR, Norwich City and Wolves all thought to be interested.

However, Clubcall reports that West Ham United have now joined the race for the England U21 international, with Sam Allardyce hoping the 20-year-old can bolster the club's midfield amidst speculation of an imminent Scott Parker exit.

The Hammers have made a solid start to life in the Npower Championship, with the east London club chasing an instant return to the Barclays Premier League.

Lansbury had success in the division last term, helping Norwich secure promotion as runners-up in the division during a loan spell, and West Ham United are hoping to persuade the player to do a similar job at Upton Park this term.


The youngster had stressed a desire earlier in the summer to fight for a starting place at the Emirates under Arsene Wenger, with Lansbury keen to earn more first team minutes at Arsenal.

However, the early signs have not been great for the 20-year-old, and a short-term Arsenal exit now appear to be a possibility.

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