West Ham manager David Moyes has opened talks with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Hammers have approached Grenier, 28, as his contract with the Ligue 1 side expires at the end of the season.
It is understood that the east London club have offered the France international a three-year contract and are hopeful he will sign a new deal with them despite interest from Inter Milan.
The report adds that West Ham may not have to wait until the summer to get the midfield ace as they could potentially snap up Grenier in the current January transfer window in a seven-figure deal worth just £1million.
Grenier is said to have wanted to leave Lyon for the past couple of seasons and as a result he has made just two appearances across all competitions this term.
The set-piece specialist, known for his ability at free-kicks, also spent part of last season on loan at Roma.
Football Insider verdict
Grenier was very highly-rated in his early years at Lyon. But after a number of injury blows, the Frenchman looks nowhere near to reaching the potential that he was tipped to reach. Grenier has been a one-club man, spending his whole career with Lyon. He has shown a lot of loyalty over the years because there’s no doubt that big teams would have been interested in him when he was much younger. West Ham appear to be feeding off scraps though now. The midfielder has not played much football in the last two seasons and there’s little chance he will be ready to hit the ground running the Premier League. However £1million for an experienced player who is 28-years-of-age is a snip.
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