West Ham are set to lure promising Birmingham City defender Rico Browne to the West Ham Academy.
BirminghamLive say the 17-year-old defender is hopeful of signing for West Ham United after joining the Premier League youth squad side on trial.
Browne, who is highly-rated within the development setup at Birmingham, linked up with West Ham this week and is expected to feature in youth team matches as coaches check him out.
The centre-back also spent a period on trial at Spurs last month but nothing was formally agreed with the teenager.
Browne is considered one of the leading talents in Blues’ under-18 side and featured in the FA Youth Cup last season while he was still at school. He is halfway through a two-year scholarship with the club.