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West Ham United have reportedly joined in on the chase to sign Portsmouth captain Marc Wilson.

The defender's future at Fratton Park has been the subject of much speculation, with the club believed to have already rejected a £3 million offer from West Bromwich Albion.

Pompey boss Steve Cotterill has already conceded that the 23-year-old could leave the club, while Fulham have also been reported to be interested in acquiring the services of the player.

In the meantime, Stoke City are thought to be readying a deal to sign Wilson, which could see Dave Kitson and Liam Lawrence leave the Britannia Stadium in a deal estimated to be worth about £3.5m.

Now Sky Sports News claims that the Hammers have approached the south coast club with regard to taking the Irishman into their fold.

West Ham are thought to be keen on bolstering their back line, having shipped six goals in their two outings in the Premier League - both of which resulted in losses for the east London club.

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