West Ham could ‘lose out’ on Brighton star as Man Utd make midfielder decision

West Ham could lose out in the race to sign a Brighton star - additionally, another of their targets has been reportedly declared unavailable for transfer.

As the January transfer window progresses, West Ham United and David Moyes will be working feverishly to get new players over the line. The Hammers’ Premier League status hangs in the balance - who will they look to bring in to help maintain it?

A long-term West Ham target has recently looked to become available for transfer, after a reported falling out with his head coach. Unfortunately, Spurs are thought to be in the lead to acquire his signature.

Elsewhere, West Ham are believed to be in pursuit of a Scottish midfielder currently at Manchester United. Despite this, Erik Ten Hag is unwilling to let the player go.

Spurs leading West Ham in Leandro Trossard race

West Ham have been linked with Leandro Trossard for a significant period of time now - they were thought to have been interested in him all the way back in January 2022 (via Peter O’Rourke on Twitter). Despite Trossard looking to be available for a move after being exiled from the Brighton squad, a tweet from Alexandre Braeckman seems to indicate that he could move to Spurs.

On Trossard’s availability, Braeckman said that Spurs ‘should find out quickly’. Despite the Belgian’s precarious status at the South Coast club, he has impressed this season in the Premier League, scoring seven goals and racking up three assists.

Scott McTominay declared ‘not available’

West Ham have been reportedly interested in Manchester United’s Scott McTominay - however, an article by 90min seems to indicate that the Red Devils have no interest in parting ways with the Scot. A Manchester United academy graduate, he has been at the club for his entire career.

According to 90min, West Ham are far from the only club thought to be interested in McTominay’s services. Among the other club who are believed to have made an enquiry into his situation are Everton, Southampton, Leeds and Leicester.