Darren Bent says that former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill would be a quality signing for West Ham if they choose to pounce for his capture.

The former England and Tottenham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the 33-year-old still has plenty to offer after leaving the Blues this summer and that a free transfer to the London Stadium would be a good move for the Irons.

As exclusively revealed by Football Insider, the Hammers have lined up a potential move for the 61-cap England international as they look to strengthen at the back, Manuel Pellegrini wanting to add another body to his squad.

Bent says that Cahill, who stands at a colossal 6ft 4in, would be a savvy capture for the east London outfit if they could pull it off.

“If West Ham can get him, that would be a great signing,” Bent told Football Insider.

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“He can do a job for West Ham or someone over the next couple of years. He’s in good shape, he would be a good addition to anyone.”

West Ham has Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Winston Reid as their centre back options heading into the new campaign, while Cahill is without a club after being on the fringes at Chelsea last season.

He played just eight times across all competitions, finishing with 290 appearances for the Blues.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club are sweating over the fitness of four senior stars ahead of their Premier League opener.