West Ham United are keen on striking a deal to sign England international Michael Carrick this summer, according to Football Insider.
The Premier League side, who currently sit fifth in the English top-flight following last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge against defending champions Chelsea, are eager to reap the benefits of the midfielder’s contract situation at Manchester United once the current 2015-16 campaign concludes.
The 34-year-old, who has 34 international caps for the Three Lions, has failed to find the back of the net in 33 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this season.
Carrick, who arrived at Old Trafford from Tottenham back in July 2006 in a deal worth up to £18.6m, is out of contract with United as of this summer.
The report suggests that the England central midfielder has already attracted interest from the likes of LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls from America’s Major League Soccer division.
Any potential deal for Slaven Bilic’s side this summer would see the Hammers re-sign Carrick, who departed West Ham for Spurs back in 2004 after graduating through their youth ranks.