West Ham United have been linked with a late transfer move for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany winger Julian Brandt, according to The Sportsman.

The Hammers have already signed Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko this summer to boost their attacking midfielder numbers.

West Ham have been linked with a move for Brandt, but only have a couple of hours left before the window closes to complete a deal for the German playmaker.

The Leverkusen star has grown in stature at the BayArena in recent seasons and was selected in Germany World Cup squad ahead of Leroy Sane.

West Ham completing a deal for Brandt would be a shock to European club football and it now seems unlikely to happen.

The Hammers start their Premier League campaign with a trip to Liverpool on Saturday, with a host of new faces set to be in Manuel Pellegrini’s starting XI.

After West Ham’s ambitious summer in the transfer market, a positive performance and result at Anfield would be the perfect way to get the fans excited about the campaign ahead.