West Ham have approached Premier League rival Burnley about their goalkeepers Nick Pope and Tom Heaton, according to a club insider.
Reliable Hammers new expert Ex-WHU Employee has claimed on website West Ham Way that the Hammers contacted Burnley to discuss the pair.
It is understood that either would fit the bill ahead of the next campaign to battle Adrian in goal, with Joe Hart departing the London Stadium after his loan from Manchester City.
Pope is a 6ft 3in (source: Transfermarkt) colossus shot-stopper that is currently away on international duty with England at the World Cup and enjoyed a stunning 2017/18 campaign with Burnley.
Meanwhile, Heaton is a 6ft 2in (source: Transfermarkt) giant goalkeeper that has proven himself at the top level, but found himself stuck behind Pope recently after coming back from an injury.
Good move for West Ham?
It is unclear on how much either would cost West Ham this summer, but the arrival of either of these men would have to be considered a positive.
They have both earned caps at international level for the Three Lions and could definitely compete with Adrian next year.
Pope, 26, has emerged into a top talent in the last 12 months and is yet to put a foot wrong for Sean Dyche’s side.
He kept 13 clean sheets in 38 appearances across all competitions in the recent season and could be a real safe pair of hands for the Hammers in goal.
32-year-old Heaton must still be considered a reliable Premier League shot-stopper despite his recent frustrating campaign and could get back to his best form at the London Stadium.
This Is Futbol rating: 8/10
??Likely to happen?
The transfer update states that West Ham have made contact to find out the availability of Heaton and Pope, but it’s unclear on if they would stand any chance of signing either.
This Is Futbol rating: 3/10