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Hammers eyeing £1m man – report

West Ham are eyeing a potential £1m swoop for Paddy Lane, according to the print edition of the Daily Mirror.

The Fleetwood Town midfielder is said to be attracting interest from a number of clubs, including the Irons.

They claim that West Ham have sent scouts to watch Lane in action but interest is now growing in the 21-year-old.

Cardiff and Hearts are both said to be keeping a close eye on the youngster, after he won the League One Young Player of the Season award.

Lane is also a full international after playing for Northern Ireland at senior level.

He has made 37 appearances in total for Fleetwood and has scored five goals while also registering eight assists.

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Lane would be a cheap addition and one who could be added to the U23 squad for regular football while also providing depth in the first-team.

It remains to be seen if he will believe a move to the Irons will benefit him.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.