Bilic claims West Ham are 'in contact' over deal to re-sign midfielder Alex Song

Slaven Bilic

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed his interest in signing midfielder Alex Song.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has told the London Evening Standard that he remains interested in a deal to sign midfielder Alex Song.

The 27-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at Upton Park, but has now returned to Barcelona following the expiration of his loan deal.

The Hammers have already snapped up midfielder Pedro Obiang this summer, but seemingly retain an interest in bringing Song back to Upton Park.

Manager Bilic was speaking to the London Evening Standard ahead of the Europa League tie against Astra Giurgiu on Thursday, and admitted that the Hammers are 'in contact' over a deal to re-sign Song this summer.

"We are in contact but it's not for the media yet," said Bilic, whose midfield would certainly be improved by Song's potential return to East London.

The former Arsenal star has a superb first half of last season, but struggled in 2015 - much like most of the West Ham team, who lost momentum after Christmas.

Out of favour at Barcelona and in need of a place to call home again, West Ham present Song with the best chance of first team football on a regular basis, in an environment he's already familiar with.

A deal may be a way off yet, but Bilic's admission that contact has been made over bringing Song back to Upton Park suggests that the Hammers are confident of an agreement in the near future.

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