West Ham Set to Launch Bid for Genk Starlet Sander Berge in January Transfer Window

​West Ham are set to make a move for Genk midfielder Sander Berge in the January transfer window, with David Moyes keen to strengthen the Hammers' midfield.

The Scottish boss believes improving the quality in the centre of the pitch is a priority in the winter market and has identified Berge as a possible signing to add some stardust to their midfield.

The 21-year-old has just 18 months remaining on his current contract with Genk and Football Insider reports that the Hammers are set to launch a bid in excess of £10m to land the promising Norwegian star.

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The Irons are confident they can strike a deal with Genk for the midfielder, as the Belgian club is seemingly prepared to sell the youngster in January amid fears they could lose him for a much lower fee in the summer.

Genk have also announced the signing of midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt and the 20-year-old's arrival could be an indication that they are resigned to losing Berge this winter.

​90min previously reported in October that each of the Premier League's top six hold an interest in Berge, while in November it was claimed Liverpool had started a '​charm offensive' in their pursuit of the midfielder.

West Ham want to be active in the January transfer window and Moyes has already shown interest in ​Stoke midfielder Joe Allen. The Welshman is an experienced Premier League player and would compete with Declan Rice and Mark Noble among others for a spot in the heart of the Hammers' midfield. 

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Berge is considered to be the more exciting option with plenty of potential, but the east London club is not prepared to be held to ransom for either of the players. 

West Ham have had a miserable season thus far, but the return of Moyes to the London Stadium dugout has provided some relief from the terrible performances under the departed Manuel Pellegrini.

The Irons won their first game under their returning coach by four goals to nil against Bournemouth, which saw them leapfrog the Cherries into 16th place.

Source : 90min