Jack Wilshere is reportedly open to leaving Arsenal this summer and moving across the capital to join West Ham.
According to the Daily Star, the midfielder would be happy to become a Hammer, having supported the club as a boy, and it would also mean he could stay in London.
Wilshere is into the last year of his Arsenal contract and his future at the club is under some doubt, having spent last season on loan at Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old is currently recovering from a fractured leg, suffered towards the end of last season, which ruled him out of the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and China.
Recent speculation has claimed Arsene Wenger has deemed Wilshere surplus to requirements at Arsenal, and there have been reports of interest from Italian side Sampdoria.
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The report also claims that Arsenal want £20 million from West Ham for Wilshere, with Wenger also aware he needs to trim his squad, and his wage bill this summer.
It’s been a hugely frustrating few seasons for Wilshere, with injury having continually interrupted a hugely promising career.
He finally managed to play regularly for Bournemouth last season, until his season was ended prematurely.
However, a record of no goals and only two assists in 22 Premier League starts will have done little to convince Wenger he deserves a first-team spot at Arsenal.