Report: West Ham consider surprise move for Bournemouth ace Dan Gosling

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Bournemouth's Dan Gosling is reportedly a target for West Ham.

According to The Sun, West Ham United are considering a move for Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling after an impressive start to the season.

The Hammers snapped up midfielders Pedro Obiang and Alex Song over the summer, but are now being linked with a further move to strengthen their options.

With Song only on a season-long loan from Barcelona, Slaven Bilic's men could at least consider other options for a permanent deal, and The Sun suggest that Dan Gosling is one potential target.

The 25-year-old midfielder, formerly of Plymouth Argyle, Everton and Newcastle United, has enjoyed a strong start to the Premier League season with Bournemouth, even if the Cherries have struggled with the step-up to the top flight this season.

Gosling has had his career littered with injuries, but is currently fully fit - and is earning a reputation for his fitness having been all over the park for Bournemouth so far this term.

Now, it appears that West Ham are interested in exploring a deal for Gosling, in case they pursue an alternative permanent option to Song.

The midfielder wouldn't be a big name signing for West Ham, and his recent injury problems are something that certainly need exploring if Bilic does pursue a deal, but he could provide solid competition for places in the heart of the Hammers' midfield.

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