West Ham United are ready to trump Hull City for Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore.

The Mirror says Hull boss Steve Bruce has made Livermore his priority signing after the midfielder's crucial contribution in helping the Tigers hang on to their Premier League place and reach the FA Cup Final in his season-long loan from Tottenham.

Bruce has already been told he can have the £6million it will take to prise Livermore, 24, out of White Hart Lane - but West Ham United and Stoke City are joining the chase for his signature.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce and Potters chief Mark Hughes are both looking to strengthen in midfield, and they are targeting Livermore after his impressive campaign on Humberside.