West Ham United are interested in signing goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in the summer and have already approached Manchester United to see if he will be available.

A report on Danish website, sportern.dk, suggests that several Premier League sides have approached United as they believe that Lindegaard would prefer not to play second fiddle to David de Gea.

Anders Lindegaard
Anders Lindegaard has not appeared in the Premier League for Manchester United in over three months. [Reuters]

West Ham are believed to be the early favourites as it is reported that they have already held a number of conversations with Manchester United in order to find out their stance on the Denmark international.

The 28-year-old has played just eight Premier League games this season and just 16 in total since moving to the club in January 2011.

With Jussi Jääskeläinen now 37-years-old there is a feeling that the Hammers may need a younger keeper to compete for the number one spot. The Finland international has made the most saves in the Premier League this season but there has been little competition from Raphael Spiegel.

The report suggests that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will look to bring another keeper to the club in the summer but could face competition from London rivals Fulham who also have a veteran as their number one in 40-year-old Mark Schwarzer.

Despite this interest it seems Lindegaard is fully focused on trying to play more first team football at Manchester United.

"We do not comment on transfer speculation," said his agent Michael Stensgaard. "We have a good dialogue with Manchester United and right now Anders is focused exclusively on the rest of the season.

"We cannot predict the future, and a lot can happen in football. But we have only spoken with Manchester United."

Lindegaard has not made a league appearance since the 4-3 win over Reading on December 1 and has only played one game in the FA Cup in that time, which was against West Ham.