Reports have bee circulating for some weeks that the on loan Manchester United star is fancied by the club.
Currently on an unhappy loan spell to Real Madrid, the Hammers have him as one of several options for a summer swoop.
Tottenham are also watching the 26 year old along with Everton and the Hammers are refusing to rule out their own interest.
ClaretandHugh was told: “We’re aware of his availability and no final decisions have been made on any targets.
We have been busy tying down players to longer deals. Anything else on the transfer front is possible in the summer.”
The often reliable @ExWHUemployee has also mentioned there is substance to the story in his www.ironviews.com column.