Fulham may already have Ryan Fredericks replacement in Cyrus Christie

Fulhams's Ryan Fredericks battles with Hull City's Jarrod Bowen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Fulham at KCOM Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Hull, England.

Fulham snapped up Cyrus Christie on transfer deadline day.

Southampton's Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (L) vies with Fulham's English defender Ryan Fredericks during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

The January transfer window may be over, but that isn't stopping speculation surrounding West Ham United and their potential targets ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Hammers ended January with two new faces in through the London Stadium doors, as Joao Mario and Jordan Hugill arrived from Inter Milan and Preston North End respectively, before manager David Moyes completed another deal last week.

West Ham brought in Patrice Evra on a free transfer from Marseille last week, adding the veteran left back to their defensive ranks for the rest of the season, and now links are emerging for the summer too.

Fulhams's Ryan Fredericks battles with Hull City's Jarrod Bowen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Fulham at KCOM Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Hull, England.

Football.London report that West Ham are keen to bring in Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer, given that his contract expires at the end of the season.

Fredericks, 25, came up through the ranks with Tottenham Hotspur but has made his name with Fulham, starring in the Championship with consistent displays at right back for Slavisa Jokanovic's side whilst displaying great pace and attacking ability.

Whilst Fredericks will now play out the rest of the season attempting to help Fulham return to the Premier League, he could be back there anyway next term – and the Cottagers may have hinted that they are planning for life without him.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa is tackled by Cyrus Christie of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017...

Fulham swooped on deadline day to land right back Cyrus Christie from Middlesbrough in a £3million deal (The Northern Echo); a considerable outlay for the defender, who will initially serve as cover for Fredericks.

However, many believe that the Republic of Ireland ace has been brought in with a view to replacing Fredericks next season, saving the club from having to bring in a right back this summer and get him up to speed with Jokanovic's style.

That suggests that Fredericks could be on his way out of Craven Cottage, and with a new deal currently looking unlikely, West Ham may be in a great place to land a bargain.

Ryan Fredericks of Fulham is pulled back by Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham at Molineux on...

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