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West Ham United have received an offer for out-of-favour attacker Lucas Perez from German side Schalke, according to BBC Sport.

The Hammers landed the Spanish forward in the summer and the former Arsenal man was being touted by some as a shrewd acquisition by the London club.

However, Perez has found the going tough at West Ham and has been restricted to fleeting appearances in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team squad.

With Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll in the pecking order ahead of him, a Hammers exit would not come as huge surprise.

The report suggests Schalke want to take the West Ham forward on loan for the remainder of the season before having the option to purchase him permanently in the summer.

Perez has no shortage of pace and has a good scoring record in Spain, but a lack of chances to play means he has never show his best form for the Hammers.

Without this sharpness the Spaniard has been a fraction of his former self, a fringe player and probably someone that West Ham should look to get off the wage bill if they can.

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