West Ham ready to battle Bournemouth for Liverpool defender this summer

Nathaniel Clyne

West Ham are poised to steal Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne from under Bournemouth's noses.

Bournemouth have been impressed by Clyne during his loan spell this year and want to make the deal permanent.

However, the Hammers have also taken a liking to Clyne and are preparing to battle the Cherries for his signature, according to Goal.com.

Liverpool will reportedly hope to make a slight profit on Clyne by asking for around £15m – £2.5m more than they signed him for from Southampton in July 2015.

It's believed that Clyne, 28, has formed a good relationship with Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, and is enjoying his time on the south coast.

But West Ham are a London club and Clyne himself is from Stockwell, so a move back to the big smoke isn't out of the question.

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