West Ham are reportedly interested in a move for Marouane Fellaini, who currently plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng.
According to Sky Sports, Hammers boss David Moyes is keen on bringing the 32-year-old to the London Stadium.
Moyes is a big fan of the 87-time capped Belgium international, as he’s previously managed him at both Everton and Manchester United in the Premier League.
It is understood that Fellaini is currently on a £200,000-a-week contract that expires in 2022, but the introduction of a salary cap in China means he would have to take a 75 per cent pay cut if he stayed beyond that with a new deal.
Fellaini has had times in his career where he’s been an offensive player pushing right up the pitch, but he’s a central midfielder by trade.
He’s a no-nonsense enforcer that offers a physical presence as a central midfielder and he’s proven himself in English football.
West Ham certainly could do with a January recruit in their midfield to bolster their limited options and Moyes favourite Fellaini would tick a lot of boxes.
But the only concern is that he left the Premier League to join the Chinese division a year ago when he exited Manchester United and it may be difficult to readjust.
There is also the complication that he’s currently on a sizeable deal and surely West Ham would pay nowhere near that fee for him.