West Ham United are considering taking up the option to sign Alphonse Areola on a permanent basis in the summer.

That’s according to L’Equipe, who say the Frenchman can move to the London Stadium for a fee slightly higher than €10m.

Areola has been on loan at West Ham since the summer, when David Moyes brought him in to provide competition to Lukasz Fabianski.

The Frenchman has found himself as the Hammers’ cup goalkeeper this campaign, making 11 appearances in the Europa League and three each in the FA Cup and EFL Cup, and only one in the Premier League.

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That would suggest he’s not been in favour, but L’Equipe suggest that is not the case and West Ham are ‘considering keeping him’ in the summer.

They have an option in his current loan deal to make the move permanent for a figure ‘slightly higher than €10m’ and are seemingly happy to pay it.

PSG will be more than happy to let him go as he’s unneeded and is entering the final year of his contract with the club.

That’s something West Ham could take advantage of, although at the minute it appears they’re just looking at paying the clause in his loan deal.