West Ham United are chasing Birmingham City superkid Nathan Redmond.

The Birmingham Mail says the club's young player-of-the-season could be ripe for the picking due to Blues' financial problems, the Hammers believe.

They are ready to test the water with a £1 million offer plus a series of appearance-related add-ons.

West Ham reckon the winger is worth around £4 million-£5 million but it is classic David Sullivan tactics not to front-load a proposal with a sizeable down payment in the knowledge that a club are in need of cash.