West Ham are interested in acquiring the services of Jack Wilshere, according to Sky Sports. 

Despite initial reports suggesting the midfielder was set to continue his eighteen-year stay at Arsenal, it is now understood the 26-year-old will leave the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Talks with new Gunners boss Unai Emery failed to result in a contract extension for the long-time Arsenal man.

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Amongst the teams seeking to land the skilful play-maker, West Ham are alleged to be one of the favourites.

Manuel Pellegrini is seeking to overhaul the squad in his first transfer window as manager at the London Stadium and the addition of Wilshere would inject a certain amount of creativity to a midfield longing for just that.

Manuel Lanzini’s knee injury will prevent him from making an appearance until well into the 2018/19 season, and Wilshere’s presence in the squad could alleviate the impact of the Argentine’s absence.

Wilshere was part of the Arsenal setup since 2001, making 125 appearances for the North Londoners.

The Englishman has also received 34 caps for his country, but notably was excluded from Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans.