By Wayne Veysey

31st Jul, 2021 | 8:00am

Sources: Peterborough make move to sign West Ham midfielder Coventry

Peterborough United are lining up a bid for West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Championship new boys have set their sights on the 21-year-old following some outstanding pre-season displays for the Irons.

A Posh source has told Football Insider that the club have registered their interest in Coventry as they push for a decision from West Ham.

Manager David Moyes is weighing up whether he can do without a player many fans feel can push for a first-team place in the upcoming campaign.

The academy graduate has caught the eye with some brilliant performances in pre-season.

Coventry started against Dundee, Northampton Town and Reading, while he came off the bench in the 6-2 win over Celtic.

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He scored against Northampton with a drilled shot from the edge of the box after some neat footwork to evade the defenders.

His displays have Moyes pondering whether to keep the young midfielder around the first-team squad heading into the new campaign.

However, Coventry’s impressive form has drawn attention from talent spotters across England, notably Peterborough.

The Posh are preparing for their first Championship campaign since being relegated in 2013.

Manager Darren Ferguson views Coventry as a young talent who could step into the second tier.

The West Ham starlet has made just three appearances for the Irons so far, all in the League Cup.

He also has seven games of League One experience under his belt after a loan spell with Lincoln in 2020.

In other news, West Ham told to offer £130,000-a-week contract to sign Premier League attacker.