Sam Allardyce has confirmed West Ham are interested in signing Darren Fletcher from Manchester United.
The 30-year-old midfielder is in talks with multiple clubs including West Brom and Valencia but has made no decision on his future just yet.
Although West Ham are yet to enter talks with Fletcher, Allardyce is waiting to hear from the Scottish midfielder.
“We’ve had no permission to speak to Darren Fletcher,” Allardyce said.
“He’s got quite a few clubs interested in him so when he makes his mind up everyone will know.
“I don’t know what the timeline is. If any of the other packages offered to him are accepted then we would accept that. Or if they hadn’t made their mind up or were negotiating somewhere else that would be it. We can’t wait forever.
“I always think at this stage of the window, if you do get something nailed on you have to take it because you might end up with nothing if you don’t.”
It’s no surprise to hear that plenty of clubs want to sign Fletcher. He might not be fit enough to start every week for Man United any more but Fletcher has so much he could offer to lots of clubs across Europe.
There aren’t many better players available, in terms of bringing in winning experience, on what could potentially be a free transfer this January and although Fletcher will never be the midfield terrier he once was before his fight with ulcerative colitis, he’s still got something left in the tank.
With less than ten days to go until the January transfer window closes, Fletcher doesn’t have too much time left but at this stage, everything points towards a January exit for one of United’s longest serving players.