Report: West Ham plot ambitious loan move for highly-rated Jese Rodriguez

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez.

According to today's edition of The Sun, West Ham United want to sign Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez on loan for next season.

The Hammers are struggling right now having won just once in 2015, and many are anticipating a change in the dugout, with manager Sam Allardyce out of contract this summer.

Regardless of who comes in, players are needed to turn West Ham's fortunes around, with quality options required in the final third after the so far failed signing of Mauro Zarate.

The Sun report that Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez is on their radar, with a potential loan bid in the pipeline during this summer's transfer window.

Jese, 22, joined Real Madrid as a 14-year-old, and has long been touted as 'the next big thing' in Spain having hit 34 goals in 83 games for Real's Castilla side.

Yet with no starts in any competition this season, Jese has been reduced to a handful of substitute appearances, struggling to gain playing time behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

A loan move may be best for the versatile forward in order to continue his development, and West Ham are hoping to lure him to East London - if Carlo Ancelotti's men are willing to part with him.

It would be an ambitious move from West Ham, but one that would show their intention to move away from the 'long ball' tag that has been attached to them under Allardyce.

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