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Report: West Ham consider move for little-seen PL midfielder from top-six side

West Ham United are considering a late move for fringe Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic as the end of the transfer window approaches, according to Daily Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath.

The Hammers have been linked with countless players over recent months, but much to the frustration of the fans, there has been very little in the way of incoming business at the London Stadium.

West Ham are frantically trying to bolster the club’s options in defence, with a new centre-half seen as the priority after manager David Moyes admitted it was an area that he needed more options in.

However, the Hammers have also been linked with potential midfield additions, which would help the club add strength in depth in the centre of the park.

West Ham are reportedly considering a move for Grujic, while the Irons also have Southampton for company in their reported interest in the Liverpool man.

The Reds signed the reported Hammers target back in 2016, but the 24-year-old Serbia international has not made much of an impact in the Premier League.

Grujic has spent the last two seasons on loan at Hertha Berlin and in honesty is unlikely to get much game-time at Anfield given the Reds’ quality in midfield.

Signing him could well be a shrewd move by West Ham, whether it is permanently or on a loan basis, with the club needing a player that can create and score goals from the centre of the pitch.

The Hammers have until 11pm on Monday night to finalise their transfer business and placate the fans after a summer of frustration and apparent inactivity.

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