Allardyce is keen on signing Fletcher.
The future of Darren Fletcher at boyhood club Manchester United looks to be in doubt as West Ham United look to sign the midfielder before the January transfer window closes, reports CaughtOffside.
Fletcher has struggled to establish himself in Louis van Gaal’s starting XI this season and now looks set to leave Old Trafford after almost 14 years in the first team.
The 30-year-old is the Red Devils’ longest serving player following the retirement of Ryan Giggs at the end of last term, but is behind the likes of Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera in the pecking order.
Sam Allardyce has openly admitted that his Hammers side are interested in signing Fletcher, although knows that they face competition from Valencia and West Bromwich Albion.
There are concerns at the Boleyn Ground that the Scotland international has too many fitness concerns, with the midfielder spending significant time on the sidelines after suffering with ulcerative colitis.
Signing Fletcher would also go against the club’s policy of acquiring players aged 27 or under, but Allardyce clearly thinks the Scot would be a great addition to his squad.