West Ham have held talks over a loan move for £34m-rated Real Madrid starlet Miguel Gutierrez.
Left Back Gutierrez is highly rated in Spain but Real are exploring a short-term move to get him more first-team football.
Arsenal and Leeds were both in for the 19-year-old but their interest has cooled in recent weeks, allowing the Hammers to step in.
Boss David Moyes wants reinforcements in several areas this season with his side in Europa League action, including up front and at the back.
And Gutierrez is an exciting prospect, with those close to the player suggesting he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.
The Spain Under 19 star made six appearances in La Liga for Real last season in a breakthrough campaign and is seen as the future in his position at the Bernabeu.
Gutierrez, who was once on Manchester United’s radar as a 16-year-old, is under contract in Madrid until 2024 but has a £34m release clause.
West Ham are also looking to finally offload £36m flop Felipe Anderson, with a return to Lazio edging closer.
The Hammers are set to receive a small fee for the Brazilian, who was their record signing back in 2016, and have also negotiated a sell-on clause.
Anderson is out of contract next summer but has no future at West Ham, who are keen to get his wages off the books.
The 28-year-old was sent out on loan to Porto last season but played only five league games for them and does not feature in the plans of Hammers boss Moyes.
West Ham remain interested in Manchester United's Jesse Lingard and will make Declan Rice a new contract offer after he rejected two previous offers.
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