West Ham United boss David Moyes is doing battle with Scottish giants Rangers to sign young striker Rayhaan Tulloch.
Moyes has been mapping out his plans to turn West Ham into a force again.
Steven Gerrard has similar, if more pressing, aims to do the same at Ibrox with Rangers.
West Ham and Rangers were reportedly in the throes of arranging a pre-season friendly at the London Stadium. But those plans may have been scuppered by the global health crisis.
West Ham looking to youth in transfer window?
Moyes has been guaranteed the West Ham job next season regardless of whether the Hammers stay up (Claret & Hugh).
And the Scot has insisted he wants to transform West Ham’s recruitment and build a new-look team full of young, hungry, energetic players (whufc.com).
Moyes declared he would pluck the best talents from the Championship and lesser known names in Europe.
He wants to mould them into a better, more durable and exciting West Ham team that the fans could be proud of. Much like he did at Everton.
He backed up his statement by doing just that with two excellent young signings in the shape of Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen.
Moyes then promoted Jeremy Ngakia and is expected to bring Grady Diangana back into the fold during the summer too.
Central to all his plans is Declan Rice, whos is well on course to take over the captaincy from Mark Noble.
West Ham will have limited finances in the summer.
Second striker high on Hammers agenda
But Claret & Hugh claim the club is looking to sign a second striker and a left-back.
But now The Scottish Sun reports Moyes will do battle with Gerrard to land highly-rated young West Bromwich Albion striker Tulloch on a free transfer.
The 19-year-old is yet to commit his future to West Brom and his contract expires in the summer.
And The Scottish Sun claims West Ham and Rangers have been alerted to his potential availability.
Tulloch featured against West Ham in West Brom’s FA Cup win over the Hammers at the London Stadium back in January.
Tulloch ticks all the boxes for Moyes but Rangers will be a big draw
The Baggies are still desperately trying to tie the starlet down to a new deal.
But West Ham and Rangers – as well as Brighton – are ready to move for him in the next window.
Tulloch ticks all the boxes for Moyes at West Ham. Sebastien Haller has struggled as a lone striker.
Tulloch fits Moyes’s philosophy and has the kind of pace and youthful energy he wants to bring to the club.
Rangers could be a big draw for the player, though, particularly with the offer of European football.
It could be a double edged sword for West Ham, though.
If Rangers do land Tulloch it might mean West Ham will be more likely to get their hands on Morelos.