West Ham leading race for Liverpool loanee as they want to strengthen defence

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West Ham United are at the front on the queue for Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne this summer window while Bournemouth are interested in bringing him back to the Vitality Stadium, according to a report from Goal.

A full-back of 14 England caps, Nathaniel is facing an uncertain future at Reds after a host of injury-stricken seasons that ruined his hopes of making an impression under Jurgen Klopp.

The former Southampton star is now behind Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order and started only one EPL game in the first half of the campaign before the club sent him out on loan to Bournemouth.

And now, according to Goal, his time at Merseyside heavyweights could be coming to an end.

West Ham United, who were connected before he signed for the Cherries on that short-term deal, are reported to be in the driving seat this time around.

Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini could potentially see Nathaniel as an upgrade on veteran Pablo Zabaleta and the erratic Ryan Fredericks.

Goal also claims that Clyne will cost more than £10 million. And it seems that he impressed sufficiently throughout his 14 league matches for Bournemouth to convince Eddie Howe that he should be signed permanently.

Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Sheyi Ojo is reportedly to link up with former Reds player and club legend Steven Gerrard at Scottish club Rangers next campaign.

According to a British outelt the Daily Star, quoted by the Daily Record, the 21-year-old talent will sign a fresh five-year deal at the club before making the move to Ibrox.