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West Ham linked with Fellaini as Moyes tries to sign him for a third time

It was inevitable really, wasn’t it?

In one of the least surprising rumours of the January transfer window, West Ham manager David Moyes is said to be keen on a reunion with Marouane Fellaini at the London Stadium.

The Belgian international has long been a favourite of the new West Ham boss, Moyes having previously signed the player on two occasions during his spells in charge of Everton and Manchester United.

The 32-year-old is currently playing his football over in the Chinese Super League with Shandong Luneng after leaving Old Trafford last January, though with the league having introduced a new salary cap it is predicted that many of the division’s foreign stars may seek a return to European football.

According to Sky Sports, Moyes is now looking to secure a deal for the midfielder during the winter window, the Scot keen to add Premier League experience to his squad as the struggling Hammers seek to move away from their relegation troubles in the coming weeks.

Fellaini currently has two years remaining on his deal in China, though the introduction of the salary cap for foreign players would force him to take a pay cut of around 75% were he to extend his stay in the Far East beyond 2022.

Moyes is now prepared to capitalise on the new ruling by tempting Fellaini back to English football this month, the club desperate to add to their midfield options and have also been linked with moves for Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes and Genk’s Sander Berge.

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