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West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen is attracting interest from Championship clubs, according to the South London Press.

The report states that Charlton Athletic are keen to re-sign the young Hammer after he helped the Addicks to promotion from League One last season but they face competition from Queens Park Rangers.

It also suggests the Hoops are now the frontrunners to bag the West Ham midfielder as newly-appointed manager Mark Warburton looks to ring the changes after a disappointing 19th-place finish in the Championship last term.

Rising Hammers starlet Cullen scored twice and assisted six goals in 32 appearances for Charlton last season helping them to League One promotion via the play-offs and his form led to a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad in March.

The Essex-born player has been with West Ham since the age of 14 and progressed through the club’s academy to make his Premier League debut at 19; coming off the bench in the 3-0 win over Liverpool in August 2015.

But he has found opportunities limited since and has been sent out on loan to Bradford City, Bolton Wanderers and most recently, Charlton.

Cullen has just a year left on his West Ham contract at the Olympic Stadium but Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini reportedly wants to take a look at the midfielder during the pre-season training camp in Switzerland as he requires cover for Declan Rice.

It could be the last chance for Cullen to impress the Irons manager but fans would see him as an obvious choice over the likes of Conor Coventry and Reece Oxford as he made over 100 appearances in competitive football.

West Ham begin the Premier League by hosting reigning champions Manchester City at the London Stadium on August 10.

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