Despite current number one Jussi Jaaskelainen recently signing a one year contract extension, Allardyce is keen to add competition to that area of the pitch after the former Bolton stopper blew hot and cold on his first season at Upton Park.
Adrian has become one of the top goalkeepers in Spain and La Liga clubs Espanyol and Getafe are also tracking his progress ahead of making summer bids.
West Ham scouts travelled to Levante to scout the stopper for the final time ahead of making their own bid which could be significantly less than expected due to Betis’ woeful financial state.
Allardyce has back up options in the goalkeeping market though as Besiktas’ Alan McGregor and Aston Villa’s Shay Given are both available and on his radar.
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