Winger was chased by the Hammers during the recent summer window.
A whole host of Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing Malmo wide man Jiloan Hamad when the transfer window reopens for business finally once again at the turn of the year, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The in-demand Sweden international has a contract with Malmo that now only runs until Dec 31st 2013 and as a result, Hamad will be available on a free transfer as soon as the window opens in the new year.
And according to the player’s representative, a number of Premier League clubs are understood to be interested in signing the 22-year-old come the turn of the year, including the likes of West Ham United, Norwich City and Fulham.
“There are four clubs in England’s Premier League who are showing great interest in Jiloan,” Ferhat Cifc told told Sky Sports.
“There is also interest from clubs in Germany and France, but Jiloan’s first choice is to play in the Premier League.
“He is a free agent in January and he is one of the best Bosman signings around and we are working on that at this time.”
Hamad has been at the Swedish giants since December 2007, with the winger having appeared in 148 matches in total in all competitions during that time, scoring 28 goals in the process, including 22 strikes in his 122 league outings for the club.
And now the Swede, who has also been capped on six occasions by his country since making his international debut against Botswana in January 2011, is expected to move to the English top flight in January, with West Ham the favourites to land the player.