Report: West Ham in negotiations to sign Anthony Vanden Borre

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West Ham are in talks to bring Anthony Vanden Borre back to the Premier League.

Vanden Borre is known in England for the spell he spent with Portsmouth in 2010, and a report in Belgian media outlet Sport claims that he is in negotiations with West Ham concerning a move to East London.

Currently playing for Anderlecht, his future at the Belgian club looks to be over, and manager Herman Van Holsbeeck is attempting to sell him before the transfer window closes.

Clubs from Turkey, France and England are stated as having shown an interest in the right-back, but West Ham are named in the report as actually being in negotiations with the 27-year-old.

A Belgian international, with 29 caps to his name, Vanden Borre is a well travelled defender with a wealth of experience. He was a consistent first-team player for Anderlecht as a 17-year-old, and has also played for clubs in Italy, as well as the spell he spent with Portsmouth.

He made 25 appearances for the South Coast club in the Premier League, sitting on the bench as they reached the 2010 FA Cup Final.

With Anderlecht looking to sell Vanden Borre, it is likely he will be available for a cut price fee, and he has a wealth of experience making him a suitable option for the Hammers.

Able to play in the centre of defence, as well as in midfield, his strongest position is at right-back, and Vanden Borre will provide cover and competition for Carl Jenkinson and the entire back-line - with injuries hitting Slaven Bilic’s men hard already this season.

He could also prove an able deputy for the troublesome defensive midfield position, and will negate the need to sign another midfielder before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

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