By Dave Langton
West Ham are weighing up a potential swoop for Burnley defender Ben Mee.
The centre-back is out of contract in the summer and has been a loyal servant to the Clarets since his arrival back in 2012.
In total, the Burnley skipper has played 362 times for the club and David Moyes is considering a potential move that would bolster his backline in the same vein as the signing of Craig Dawson from Watford.
There is a feeling that Mee will be available for a knock-down fee because his contract is expiring and he has oodles of Premier League experience, too.
Moyes has previously coveted Mee’s team-mate James Tarkowski but he appears likely to join up with the newly-minted Newcastle instead of moving to the Hammers.
The Hammers are likely to be active in January as they look to sign both a centre-back and a striker, with the former seen as a necessity after Angelo Ogbonna was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Mee could well fill the hole he has left.