West Ham fans love claims Wilshere deal is close

West Ham are nearing a deal to sign Jack Wilshere on a free transfer, and fans would absolutely love to have the England international in East London.

According to The Guardian, West Ham are in talks to sign Wilshere on a three-year deal this summer, although Turkish side Fenerbahce are also chasing his signature.

Manuel Pellegrini is a big fan of the former Arsenal midfielder, who has 34 England caps.

Popular fan insider ExWHUEmployee has added to the speculation by claiming a deal is edging closer.

The 26 year-old is obviously always an injury doubt, but he has been relatively fit for the last couple of seasons, actually making more Premier League appearances since his loan move to Bournemouth than Manuel Lanzini has in that time.

Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, getting the technically gifted midfielder on a free would be excellent business for the Hammers, potentially saving them money to go and buy a replacement for the injured Lanzini.

Plenty of fans are getting excited about the move, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…