West Ham United are monitoring Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy ahead of the summer transfer market, according to The Times.

The Hammers are expected to be busy this summer in an effort to assimilate a squad capable of fighting for a place in the Premier League top eight next season.

Mooy has impressed this term and has been a key man in keeping Huddersfield in the top flight.

West Ham were linked with central midfielders in the January transfer window, with the feeling that a player with an array of passing abilities and creativity would be a boost to the club.

Mooy could well be that deep-lying playmaker to offset the industry and work-rate of Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Huddersfield paid £10 million to sign the Australia international last summer but surely West Ham will have to pay at least double that to pry the talented midfielder away from David Wagner’s men.

Much will depend on the Hammers’ next manager and the budget in place for the coach to spend over the course of the summer.