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West Ham United are interested in signing Espanyol goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez this summer and the stopper is keen on a move to the Premier League side, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The Hammers have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, with the Chilean trainer expected to produce a list of transfer targets for the club to chase.

A new goalkeeper will surely be in West Ham’s sights this summer after Joe Hart’s loan stint at the London club ended unceremoniously.

Roberto has plenty of experience of La Liga and has most recently spent time on loan at Malaga from parent club Espanyol.

The 32-year-old has also starred in the Champions League for Greek side Olympiakos over a number of seasons.

The report suggests that Roberto wants to work with Pellegrini at West Ham, that Espanyol will ask for a modest €2 million fee and that new Hammers director of football Mario Husilllos is set to be involved in negotiations.

While Roberto would not be the big-name addition that some of the fans will crave, he could provide competition and camaraderie for fellow Spanish custodian Adrian at the Irons.

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