Man Utd’s forgotten £50m man Wan-Bissaka wanted by West Ham in loan transfer after playing just FOUR minutes all season

WEST HAM are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils defender, 25, was told by the club at the end of last season that he would be allowed to leave given a lack of game time.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has barely played any competitive football this seasonGetty

But he opted to stay at Old Trafford, a decision that has garnered just four minutes of football under new boss Erik ten Hag.

Now the £50million man is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs, with SunSport revealing earlier this month that Wolves are in the frame to sign him.

Leeds have also been linked with a move for the England U21 international.

However, Manchester Evening News understand that West Ham could be the frontrunners as they have a strong relationship with Unique Sports Management – Wan-Bissaka’s representatives.

Hammers stars Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and Maxwel Cornet are all represented by the same organisation.

And Wan-Bissaka could be a healthy solution for West Ham boss David Moyes as he continues to juggle right-back options.

Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer have all been trialled in the position for the East London outfit.

But West Ham’s form has been very inconsistent and they went into the World Cup break in 16th place with just four wins from 14 games.

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However, they will have to fend off competition from Wan-Bissaka’s former club Crystal Palace after SunSport revealed last month that Man Utd will allow him to return if a deal can be reached.

Patrick Vieira would take their former defender back but a loan move is the only way he can afford him – and that will take some negotiating.

Palace may have to pick up all of Wan-Bissaka’s £80,000-a-week wages, making it an expensive deal despite the absence of a transfer fee.

The player will also want his long-term future sorted, adding a further complication to negotiating a return to Selhurst Park.

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