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Premier League rivals target West Ham goalkeeper – report

By Harvey Byrne

Southampton are considering a move for West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, according to a report.

Hampshire publication the Daily Echo claim that the Hammers shot-stopper is one of several potential targets as the Saints look to add depth to their goalkeeping reserves.

The south coast club have lost senior duo Kelvin Davis, who retired, and Maarten Stekelenburg ahead of the new season. Dutch international Steklenburg was on loan from Fulham for a year and has now joined Everton.

Randolph is currently understudy to Adrian for the Hammers, but he is understood to be highly regarded by the Saints.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper started all four of the Republic of Ireland’s matches at this summer’s European Championships.

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The experienced goalkeeper only joined the east London side last summer, where he was limited to just 15 appearances in all competitions last season.

Slaven Bilic is unlikely to let Randolph depart from the Hammers easily with 23-year-old Raphael Spiegel the only other senior alternative to Adrian at the club.

The Hammers will also be competing in the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup next season in their first year at the Olympic Stadium, so they will need a large squad to remain competitive.

In other West Ham transfer news, Manchester United have entered the race for Hammers target James Rodriguez.