Three midfielders West Ham could sign that are better than Tom Huddlestone

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Jack Sullivan has said West ham are looking for a midfielder.

According to the Daily Mirror, Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone is close to joining West Ham United. The Hammers faithful, however, don't seem best pleased with the news. Here are three better alternatives...

Alex Song

For whatever reason, the Irons have been unable to agree a permanent deal for the man who spent last season on loan at Upton Park. But the 27-year-old is a perfect fit for West Ham considering the fact they are short in midfield, as well as his knowledge of the club after spending last campaign there.

Reports suggest Everton are leading the race for Song's signature. It's time for West Ham to act.

Lucas Leiva

Like Song, West Ham may have to up the ante when it comes to signing the Liverpool midfielder, with interest in the Brazilian reportedly plentiful.

But that's just a reality the east London club are going to have to wake up to if they want to sign a good enough addition in the middle of the park. Lucas has a very limited skill set and will only offer something defensively.

That could be perfect for West Ham, however, as it will add depth and offer them tactical variety. Meanwhile, the one thing Lucas is good at - protecting the back four - he can be very good at indeed.

Mathieu Flamini

A left-field option but one that was well received by fans when suggested on HITC Sport the other day. The 31-year-old may be surplus to requirements at Arsenal but, as a squad player, could offer a lot at Upton Park.

The Frenchman is hard working and, like Lucas, a defence-minded player. And he may just be another better option than Hull City's Huddlestone.

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