West Ham United could sign two young players from Portsmouth.

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That’s according to reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee.

David Moyes has made no secret of his plans to continue to build a new look West Ham around young players hungry to prove themselves at the top level.

The Scot has already proved he is not afraid to look to the lower leagues to find talent for West Ham.

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Moyes has made no secret he wants to build West Ham around young, hungry talent

Some of the talent – such as Frederik Ibsen Alves – is being brought in with a view to the medium and long term future rather than the first team.

And West Ham could sign two young stars from League One side Portsmouth after taking them on trial according to ExWHUemployee.

“West Ham have currently taken two academy players on trial from Portsmouth,” ExWHUemployee said on his Patreon site.

“Charlie Bell and Harvey Rew will both feature in the academy match away at Norwich this weekend.”

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Ex made the claim after the likes of Portsmouth News and The Sun revealed West Ham were keen on the highly-rated duo after they were released by Pompey.

Playmaker Bell, 18, will reportedly spend a week training with the Hammers as he considers his options with Pompey’s financial restrictions post-pandemic meaning he is available on a free transfer.

West Ham have competition from rival Prem clubs such as Brighton according to The Sun.

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Youngster Rew versatile like Rice

Bell has made two first team appearances for Pompey this season. And he showed his class, being named man of the match on his debut.

The other West Ham trialist Rew is an 18-year-old centre back and Welsh youth international. Although he is also eligible to play for England.

He is already 6ft 2in and can operate in central midfield too much like West Ham’s own Declan Rice.

Meanwhile West Ham boss Moyes has been handed a major boost with the news that prime striker target Tammy Abraham could be set to hand in a transfer request at Chelsea. Read the full story below.

Prime West Ham striker target set to hand in transfer request – reports

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