West Ham manager Slaven Bilic could move to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Andre Schurrle in January, according to the Sun.
The newspaper claim that the 26-year-old is deemed surplus to requirements with the Bundesliga club and that the Hammers could try to sign him in the next transfer window.
It is understood that the Premier League side were offered the chance to sign the Germany international on deadline day on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for £26million.
However, the report details that West Ham took their eye off the ball in this summer’s deadline day and mixed out on his signature.
Schurrle is a familiar name to Premier League audiences from his time with Chelsea and could make a sensational return to English football.
Good move for West Ham?
West Ham spent well in the summer and adding a player of Schurrle’s calibre would be another positive step.
The German has won the World Cup with his national side and is recognised as a prolific goalscorer, with 22 goals in 57 international caps.
He has struggled to make the desired impact with Dortmund, but injuries and competition for places have held him back.
Schurrle could have a colossal impact at the London Stadium if he joined and is a versatile attacker that can play anywhere across the front-line.
He scored 14 goals in 65 appearances during his time with Chelsea and should soon be entering the peak of his career.
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Likely to happen?
Schurrle to West Ham is a deal that seems likely in January given the negotiations that took place with Dortmund in the summer.
The attacker is unlikely to get much of a look-in this season and will be keen to book his place in Germany’s World Cup squad by playing regular football.
The Hammers have shown ambition since their move to the London Stadium and it would be no surprise to see Bilic reignite a move for a proven player in the next window.
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