West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts and face a £15 million battle with Leicester City, according to The Sun.

The Hammers found the going tough in the transfer market in January and the club will hope to add quality recruits at the end of the season.

Roberts has spent a prolonged period on loan at Celtic, thriving in Scottish football but also having the opportunity to play in the Champions League for the Glasgow outfit.

West Ham could use attacking reinforcements this summer and a move for the 21-year-old could well be an inspired decision.

Full of pace, trickery and an eye for goal, Roberts’ class on the left would give Moyes an extra option on the flanks.

Michail Antonio is an important man for West Ham currently, with the 28-year-old providing pace and power for the Hammers when fit and firing.

The possibility of having Roberts on one flank and Antonio on the other would be a frightening proposition – with the use of genuine wingers opening space for the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic centrally.

While there will certainly be competition for Roberts’ signature, West Ham should look to win the race for the mercurial attacker should City opt to let him go.

Advertisement