West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has aditted he may be tempted to make a move for Newcastle winger Kieron Dyer.
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has admitted Dyer, 28, could leave St James’ Park because of family reasons.
Curbishley said: “I’m looking in all areas, and it’s not very often that a club says that a player is available.
“Kieron wants to leave Newcastle and we have been linked with him. I have one eye on everything until that transfer window closes – so we’ll have to see.
“We are actively looking to strengthen the squad and we have to replace those who have left.”
On Wednesday, Allardyce confirmed that Dyer wanted to leave the club after eight years at Newcastle.
“At the moment, there’s a problem from a family point of view and we have to try to see whether we can resolve that,” he said.
“If we cannot then that may well result in Kieron looking to leave the club for that reason and that reason alone.
“It’s obviously disappointing for me, but it is one I understand,” he added.
“If somebody has got a problem they cannot resolve, then ultimately in the long run, it is better for the club and better for him if you can resolve that problem.
“If that’s away from here, then so be it.”