Cole Palmer has struggled for game time at Manchester City this season.
The 21-year-old has played 25 games for the Cityzens but managed to start only seven of those matches.
Palmer is regarded as one of the most promising prospects in the English system.
The Hammers are interested in signing the talented midfielder but City are unwilling to let him leave permanently in the summer.
His contract with Man City runs out in the summer of 2026 and City would demand a hefty fee if they decide to sell the youngster.
Palmer said: “The season has been tough, I’m not going to lie. When I’ve played this season, I don’t think I’ve played to the ability I could have. I don’t really have any complaints to be honest.
“Maybe I was putting too much pressure on myself, that when I did get the opportunity thinking, ‘right, I’ve got to do something here’ so I can have a chance of staying in the team. It’s been frustrating but I’m not one to stop. The coaches believe in me and they’ve told me that. It’s up to me to prove my ability.”
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