Should West Ham go back in for Everton's Kevin Mirallas this winter?

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The Belgian has struggled for playing time at Goodison Park this season.

This summer West Ham United were heavily linked with a move for Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas.

In July the Daily Mail reported that Everton had rejected a £6 million bid for the player and that West Ham were set to make another move for the talented Belgium international.

However no deal came about and Mirallas was soon signing a brand new deal at Everton - to keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

The Belgian was due to be out of contract this summer, hence the reasoning behind such interest in his services.

West Ham therefore seem to have no chance of getting Mirallas. Or do they?

Since signing his new deal it has been a struggle for Mirallas at Everton. A niggling injury did not help but he now finds himself behind Arouna Kone, Steven Naismith and Gerard Deulofeu in the pecking order at Goodison Park after picking up a silly red card v Swansea City. In fact, Mirallas has played just 122 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.

That lack of football has now seen him slip out of international recognition - being dropped by Marc Wilmots for Belgium's upcoming international qualifiers v Andorra and Israel.

So should West Ham move back in for the player?

With Belgium set to be at the Euros next summer the attacker will want regular game time to make a competitive national squad. West Ham would likely offer him more football than is currently available at Goodison and Everton might consider this point in Mirallas' career as the perfect opportunity to cash in - albeit for more than £6 million.

West Ham might be right to have another go in the winter.

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