According to Football League World, Premier League outfit West Ham are keeping a close eye on Derby County youngsters Lee Buchanan and Louie Sibley.

In his first full season as a regular member of the first team squad, Buchanan has made 33 appearances for the Rams this season, battling with veteran Craig Forsyth for the left-back spot.

Derby County v Coventry City - Sky Bet Championship
Lee Buchanan of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Coventry City at the Pride Park, Derby on Tuesday 1st December 2020. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Hammers supposedly ‘really like’ the 20-year-old and a deal may not even prove costly with his contract set to expire next summer.

 

Alongside Buchanan on David Moyes’ wish list is 19-year-old Sibley. After bursting onto the scene at the back end of the last campaign, the midfielder hasn’t quite hit the heights expected of him under Wayne Rooney.

With 29 appearances to his name this season, the academy graduate has scored just once, assisting another – his poor form hasn’t done him too much harm though clearly.

Derby County v Luton Town - Sky Bet Championship
Louie Sibley of Derby County lines up a shot at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Luton Town at the Pride Park, Derby on Friday 2nd April 2021. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The east London outfit are reportedly continuing to monitor Sibley’s situation and a deal may be more likely should the Rams need to free up funds in the summer, perhaps less likely now it seems that Erik Alonso’s takeover is imminent.

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