Alan McInally raves about West Ham target and Fulham star Tom Cairney, delivers verdict on his future

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United have been heavily linked with Fulham star Tom Cairney.

Tom Cairney of Fulham in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on March 18, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham have shown interest in a number of Fulham players this season and were linked with both Ryan Fredericks and his Cottagers teammate Tom Cairney in January.

The Hammers had turned a corner under boss David Moyes but have been dragged back into the relegation fight after back-to-back 4-1 defeats to Liverpool and Swansea City.

West Ham's interest in Fulham's stars was knocked back in January but the Cottagers could be powerless to stop the East Londoners making Fredericks their first signing of the summer when the 25-year-old is available on a free transfer.

Cairney on the other hand will likely cost interested suitors a pretty penny after his fine displays for the promotion-chasing Cottagers this season.

Tom Cairney of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London,...

He was at it again on Tuesday night, orchestrating Fulham's superb 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

And Sky Sports pundit Alan McInally has been waxing lyrical about the star and made a prediction on where his future lies.

"He won't be at Fulham next season, he's that good," McInally told Sky Sports.

"They can ask as much as they want.

"Not only was he composed, he was silky on the ball, he was so, so good."

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

The 27-year-old Fulham skipper has 21 goals from 102 games for the West London club and looks set to attract big interest again this summer, especially if Fulham fail to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Of course West Ham themselves are not certain what division they will be in next season.

But if they do survive and are serious about signing Moyes' fellow Scot then they will likely have to break the record transfer fee of £25million they paid for Marko Arnautovic last year.

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