Date: 16th May 2018 at 3:01pm
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West Ham may cash in on defender Reece Burke this summer with five clubs in hot pursuit of the 21-year-old, according to the Mirror. 

The newspaper report that Steven Gerrard has set his sights on making Burke his next signing as Rangers manager, following the capture of Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield.

The Mirror claim that Sheffield Wednesday are leading the race for a loan deal, with Rangers, Aston Villa, Leeds and Reading all ready to offer the 6ft 2in enforcer a permanent exit.

It is said that the Hammers are considering whether to sell the youngster or sanction another loan spell, with Burke spending this season at Bolton.

Good move for West Ham?

Not particularly.

Burke has impressed this season on loan in the Championship with Bolton, and looks like he could become a first-team player at the London Stadium.

It would be a shame for the Hammers to let Burke go without giving him a chance to break through, so another loan spell looks to be the best option here.

The report claims that Rangers are looking for a permanent deal, but if they really want him, then a loan deal will surely suit both parties.

Forever West Ham rating: 4/10

Likely to happen?

It is said that the Hammers are weighing up whether to cash in on Burke this summer, which would suggest that a permanent exit is on the cards.

Much will surely depend on who is appointed as their next manager, with the decision to come down to him and his vision for Burke at the club.

Forever West Ham rating: 3/10