West Ham have been in talks with Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy over a potential summer move, according to a report in The Daily Mail.

Ruddy has apparently been speaking to the Hammers regarding a switch to the Olympic Stadium, with his Norwich exit looming.

Ruddy is set to leave Norwich when his contract expires at the end of next month, as he was part of a raft of first-team players released by new Canaries sporting director Stuart Webber.

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West Ham have struggled to find a consistent number one this season and could look to Ruddy to fill that void for next season, although the likelihood is that he’ll come in as an experienced backup with the futures of both Adrian and Darren Randolph still up in the air.

Ruddy, a former England international, would be a good second choice option and would also add another player to West Ham’s home-grown quota, although that isn’t really an issue for the Hammers at the moment with so many British players in the squad.

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