Nordtveit, 25, may be familiar to some Premier League fans having been Arsenal's reserve team captain, but turned his back on the Premier League for Gladbach in January 2011.
Now heading towards 200 appearances for the Bundesliga side, Nordtveit's appearances have been attracting interest, with four goals to his name this season.
The Norwegian international, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season, and can subsequently move for free - and it seems that a return to English football is on the cards.
The Daily Mail report that Nordtveit has agreed a deal to join West Ham United this summer, and whilst the Hammers are putting the finishing touches to the move, it's claimed that he will arrive in East London in July, after his Monchengladbach contract ends.
Able to play in holding midfield or at centre back, Nordtveit would represent a versatile option for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, but is no doubt being lined up as a replacement for Barcelona loanee Alex Song, who looks unlikely to stay with the club.
Fans may be keen to see West Ham splash the cash upon moving to the Olympic Stadium this summer, but landing an international midfielder on a free transfer may end up being one of the smartest moves Bilic makes this summer - if the reports are indeed true.
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