West Ham fancy re-signing Josh Cullen but Vincent Kompany now appears keen on reuniting at Burnley having been together at Anderlecht.
The Hammers have just lost one midfielder who came up through the club’s ranks with Mark Noble hanging up his boots.
They are also battling to keep hold of another with Declan Rice understandably attracting plenty of interest.
Yet they have actually been linked with bringing a former Hammer back to the club as well with Cullen on the radar.
West Ham fancy re-signing Josh Cullen
Back in April, transfer insider Dean Jones claimed that West Ham had been scouting Cullen ahead of a possible bid.
West Ham sold Cullen to Anderlecht for just £500,000 in 2020 but already want him back in East London to bolster David Moyes’ midfield.
Noble’s retirement and the disappointing loan spell of Alex Kral means West Ham really need a midfielder this summer and Cullen could be their man.
The 26-year-old spent 15 years with West Ham but only ever made three Premier League appearances before heading to Anderlecht.
Cullen has impressed in Belgium and the Republic of Ireland international could be offered a West Ham return – but his former manager now wants him.
Vincent Kompany was Anderlecht boss when Cullen signed, meaning the duo worked together for two years.
Kompany has now become Burnley manager and seemingly fancies securing a reunion with Cullen this summer.
iNews claim that Premier League clubs – possibly including West Ham – want to sign Cullen but Burnley are now in the race.
Burnley are understood to like Cullen anyway but appointing Kompany only adds to the interest.
We could now see relegated Burnley launch a move to bring Cullen back to England, meaning he would be back in claret and blue – just not of West Ham.