West Ham want to use stopper Adrian as a bargaining tool in their hunt for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford.

The West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is willing to let Adrian go after he has lost his position as the first choice keeper to Darren Randolph. 

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According to The Sun, one of their sources at Sunderland stated: “Jordan is wanted by a whole host of clubs. Everton have showed the most interest but West Ham have now made enquiries too.”

He went onto say: "And it has been proposed that Adrian can come in the opposite direction to replace Jordan.”

Adrian is valued at £8m and therefore West Ham would have to pay a further £17m in order to acquire his services.

The English keeper is wanted by a number of top-flight clubs, including Everton and Liverpool, but with the use of Adrian as bait West Ham look favourites. 

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The Sunderland star has had a remarkable season. He received his first senior England call-up last October and was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year, despite being injured for a two month period with a knee injury.

Pickford is still committed to Sunderland having signed a four-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light until July 2020. He will also be aware of the dangers of hampering his development that a move to a big club brings. 

If he does decide that a move back to the Premier League is the best decision he will have a wealth of options to chose from, more recently West Ham with their intriguing offer.