West Ham keeping tabs over Neto loan-to-buy transfer with Barcelona keeper allowed to leave in January window

WEST HAM are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto on a loan-to-buy deal in January, according to reports.

Barca are still trying to find ways of lowering their wage bill and Neto is one of the players the club are willing to move on.

According to Sport, Neto is open to leaving the Catalan giants in search of regular game time ahead of next year's Qatar World Cup.

And West Ham are interested in signing the Brazilian in January.

Barca wanted £15million for Neto in the summer, but they're now willing to settle for a loan-to-buy deal.

The Hammers brought in Alphonse Areola on loan with a view to buy in the summer after his impressive spell at Fulham last term.

But first-team goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski's contract expires in the summer of 2022, meaning there could be a spot to fill.

Fabianski, 36, hasn't said whether he'll retire from professional football at the end of his West Ham contract.

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But he decided Poland's World Cup Qualifier earlier this month would be his last at international level, which could be an indication he's got a couple of seasons at best left.

Fellow Premier League side Arsenal were interested in signing Neto in the summer.

But the north London club opted for Aaron Ramsdale instead, who quickly ousted Bernd Leno from the No1 spot.

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