The Hammers chief is also keen on a reunion with Sunderland defender Lamine Kone with Winston Reid looking to be on his way down the pecking order after being dropped at Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

Kone, a 28-year-old centre-back, played a crucial role in keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League two years ago.

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Moyes reportedly persuaded him to remain at the Stadium of Light instead of switching to Everton but the defender has recently been out of form and is recovering from a knee injury.

Sunderland are believed ready to do a deal as the West Ham boss starts reshaping the team for the second half of the season.