West Ham United have opened contract talks with Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

The News of the World says Speroni has been offered £15,000 a week by the Hammers - double his salary at Palace - to move to Upton Park.

Even though the east Londoners are managerless after sacking Gianfranco Zola, they are still working on transfer targets with a bid already tabled for West Brom's Graeme Dorrans.

Speroni, the Palace No1, is regarded as the best keeper in the Championship and is also on QPR's radar.