West Ham United are chasing Tottenham defender William Gallas.

The Sun says Hammers chiefs are trying to sign Tottenham's experienced French centre-half.

And Spurs would be only too happy to offload Gallas, 34, on a free transfer despite their intense local rivalry with West Ham.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce needs more defenders with proven track records following the club's promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.