West Ham are aiming to sign Graham Dorrans from West Bromwich Albion, reports the Birmingham Mail.
This is not the first time the Hammers have been linked with the midfielder, as he was the subject of a £5m bid in 2010, which was rejected by Albion.
But they will be more hopeful of signing the Scot this time around, considering he was told by his club back in January that he was available for transfer if the price was right, after he has struggled to hold down a regular place in the team.
Injuries then did help give Dorrans more game time after the last transfer window closed, and the club have tried to play down any rumours about the player being linked with a move away from The Hawthorns.
The club’s sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said: “He is contracted to us. The whole thing in January came because he wasn’t playing but then he got a chance and played a lot more."
The Upton Park club will also face competition from newly promoted Cardiff City, as they are looking to add players with Premier League experience assist them in surviving in their first season in the Premier League.
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