Jack Wilshere could be set to quit Arsenal in the next two months, with the 25-year-old being made starkly aware last week that his hopes of a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad are rapidly dwindling.
The Mirror report that the 34-times capped Three Lions international is considering leaving the Emirates in the January transfer window, six months before his Gunners contract expires in the summer.
When revealing his squad for the pair of upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil, Southgate insisted that he would need to see a consistent run of first-team performances from Wilshere - who has played just 25 minutes in the Premier League this season.
West Ham and Swansea are said to be considering offering the injury-prone midfielder an escape route, with Real Betis manager Quique Setién considering adding to his thrilling side at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.
The Hammers would appear to have the advantage, with Wilshere historically preferring to stay close to his London roots - leading to the rejection of any links with AC Milan last season - although the west London side would have to consider the potential strain on their physio's table, with Andy Carroll also on their books.
Speaking last week, England head coach Southgate said of Wilshere's prospects: "If you look at seven or eight years and how many matches he has played, I think it is important that he is able to have a real run of games that we are able to say he is robust, he is ready.
"I don’t need to see him in terms of his quality, so if I am picking him in March I will be delighted because I think he’s a really exciting player.”