Allardyce confirms talks with Darren Fletcher's agent over West Ham transfer

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he has held talks with the agent of Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

West Ham edged past Bristol City 1-0 in the FA Cup earlier today, with substitute Diafra Sakho heading home a second half winner for the Hammers.

Sam Allardyce's men have now done what the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham couldn't do this weekend - make it into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Hammers will now fancy their chances of progressing into the late stages of the competition now, but manager Allardyce will be focusing his attention on the transfer window.

It's been a quiet window for West Ham so far, with only Canadian international Doneil Henry arriving, but Allardyce confirmed to press after beating Bristol City that he's held talks with the agent of Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

"It's in Darren's hands, I think. I have spoken to his agent," said Allardyce, as reported by the Mirror transfer column at 6:51pm on Sunday night.

Fletcher, 30, has been with United since he was 11, and has made almost 350 appearances for the Red Devils in the process.

However, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season, United seem ready to let the Scottish international leave Old Trafford, and West Ham is currently looking like a probable destination.

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