Sky Sports are reporting that West Ham are on the verge of a bid for Derby's highly rated young winger Giles Barnes.

The 18 year old midfielder has had a fantastic season at Derby and is regarded is one of the fine upcoming talents of the country.

Curbishley and his backroom team are working hard to bring in wide players following the loss of Benayoun to Liverpool and Julien Faubert to injury and have already secured the services of Freddie Ljungberg according to the BBC.