According to a report from the Daily Express, West Ham are keen on signing Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan in January.
The 18-year-old joined Spurs from Leeds United in July for around £10 million, according to BBC Sport.
And he was immediately loaned back to the Whites for the season.
Clarke has hardly played for Leeds this season, however. He’s made just two appearances – both of those in the Carabao Cup.
And according to the Express, Tottenham are not happy with the situation.
The British newspaper claims that West Ham, Palace and Everton are all closely monitoring the situation.
The Hammers allegedly wanted to sign the Spurs youngster when he was at Leeds in the summer.
His development and progress will obviously be hindered if he isn’t given enough playing time at Elland Road this term.
And despite the bad felling between Tottenham and West Ham, it might just be in the north London outfit’s best interest to send him to the London Stadium on loan. If he is guaranteed regular action of course.
Marcelo Bielsa could still have a big say in the matter, however.
Should he assure Mauricio Pochettino that Clarke will receive regular action between now and the end of the season, the winger might just end up staying at Elland Road.
West Ham, Palace and Everton will certainly be keeping an eye on his progress nonetheless.