Sky Sports understands West Ham are eyeing a move for Leicester City defender Matt Mills.
Mills has found himself frozen out of things at the King Power Stadium following a reported bust-up with Foxes boss Nigel Pearson.
The summer signing from Reading has been left out of the Leicester squad for the last three games and the news has alerted a number of clubs who are now ready to take the 25-year-old on loan for the rest of the season.
Foxes boss Pearson admitted last week Leeds have shown an interest in the former Reading ace, but now West Ham are weighing up a move for the central defender.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce could be interested in Mills as he looks to bolster his squad for the final run-in as they bid for promotion back to the Premier League.