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West Ham boost as club admits offers for January target will be considered

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As per the Daily Mail, West Ham have been handed a boost in their pursuit of winter target and Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, as the Scottish club could consider cashing in on their star.

Manager David Moyes has been pleased with scouts’ reports on the 23-year-old Scotland international and is ready to table a bid.

The midfielder is currently rated £4million, and has also attracted the likes of Celtic and Nottingham Forest – with the latter having an offer of £1.5million knocked out last summer.

Hibs Chief Executive Leeann Dempster has admitted that the club will have to consider any bid for him, telling the Daily Mail: “There will, of course, be a lot of speculation around John regarding other clubs being interested in him.

“There was an offer in the August transfer window and John has gone from strength to strength in the subsequent period.

“It’s inevitable that when you have good people either working for you, or playing at a club, that there is going to be interest.

“It is always about weighing up our league position and what is best for us in the short and medium-term. We don’t know what the next month will bring, we don’t have a crystal ball we might get tested.

“If we are tested then we will carefully consider it.”

Moyes wants to add power and bite to his midfield, and McGinn looks like an ideal target – one capable of hitting the ground running provided he is able to replicate his SPFL form in the EPL.

Apart from weighing in 3 league goals and assists apiece, the former St Mirren star is the reason why the newly-promoted side are sitting comfortably in the upper half of the log.

His excellent box-to-box qualities, highlighted by his tackling and passing abilities, could come handy at east London as the Hammers look to secure league safety this term.