Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield has emerged as a target for West Ham United in the January transfer window, according to The Independent.
The report claims that the Hammers could land the Canada international for as little as £2 million given that he has just six months remaining on his contract at Turf Moor.
And whilst the Clarets are in negotiations to keep Arfield, it is believed that the Irons are willing to offer him a significant pay rise to get the deal over the line.
The 29-year-old has established himself as a reliable, if unspectacular, Premier League performer and has a long-term admirer at the London Stadium in the form of manager David Moyes.
The Scot reportedly tried to lure Arfield to Sunderland during his stint in at the Stadium of Light and is keen to add top-flight experience to his West Ham side.
Having started his professional career in Scotland with Falkirk, the left-sided midfielder made the move south of the border in 2010 to join Huddersfield Town, then of League One.
The Terriers achieved promotion to the Championship in the 2011-12 season, but at the end of the following campaign he was released on a free transfer and went on trial at Burnley.
With two promotions and a relegation under his belt since signing for Sean Dyche’s side, it is fair to say that Arfield’s time in Lancashire has been eventful.
This term he has started 13 of his side’s 22 Premier League matches, with his two goals earning the team a 1-1 draw at Liverpool and a 1-0 victory over Watford.
Arfield may not be the glamour signing that many West Ham fans were hoping for in this window, but he has experience in England’s top division and is the kind of player that a manager should find easy to work with.
Moyes is keen to add depth to his squad over the coming month and the Burnley man could be a savvy and cost-effective purchase.