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West Ham United and Tottenham are looking to lure Fulham’s young Irish starlet Ollie O’Neill away from Craven Cottage as his contract runs down this summer, according to various reports this afternoon.

The Irish under-21 international, who was previously linked with a move to Arsenal, has failed to agree terms over a new deal at Fulham and the Hammers are interested in taking him to the London Stadium for a nominal development fee when his current contract expires at the end of June. The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed West Ham’s interest in the talented midfielder this morning. O’Neill has starred for Steve Wigley’s under 23s, who won the PL2 Second Division this season, scoring six goals and adding three assists in 23 league appearances.

The 19 year-old was yet to make his senior debut, but was an unused substitute when the Whites were knocked out of the League Cup on penalties by Leeds United in September. Tottenham are tracking the Ealing-born midfielder, according to the Sun, who scored a last minute winner on his under-21 international debut against Sweden earlier this season. Losing O’Neill, who is a natural central midfielder or number ten, but has excelled on the left wing under Wigley would be a big blow to Fulham’s academy – especially with Fabio Carvalho poised to join Liverpool in July.