Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat is interesting West Ham United.

Sky Sports says Rat is out of contract in the summer and with the 31-year-old unlikely to agree a new deal at Shakhtar, the Ukrainian club are keen to secure a fee in January.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen on Rat after being beaten by Leeds United to the signing of Aston Villa fullback Stephen Warnock.