West Ham target Bournemouth star Lloyd Kelly over January transfer as David Moyes looks to ease defensive injury issues

WEST HAM are interested in signing Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly in January, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has had a good season for the Cherries and has shown he is capable at both left-back and centre-back.

Both positions are a cause for concern for Hammers boss David Moyes, who has lost defenders Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell through injury.

And with West Ham well in the race for a top-four finish, Moyes will need to get new faces through the door in the winter window to sustain their push up the table.

According to the Telegraph, Kelly is one of the versatile players the Hammers are tracking.

West Ham also like Kelly's leadership skills, who captains Bournemouth in Steve Cook's absence.

However, Bournemouth won't want to lose one of their star men heading into the second half of the season.

The Cherries are in the hunt for promotion from the Championship.

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Bournemouth are sat second, one point behind league leaders Fulham and one above Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham also hold an interest in Nice defender Flavius Daniliuc to help bulk up the defence.

The Austrian 'bodybuilder' has impressed in France, and like Kelly, can play in the heart of the defence as well as at left and right-back.

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