NIKOLA VLASIC could be on his way out of West Ham United as the club are close to agreeing a loan deal with Torino.

The Croatian attacker joined the Hammers last year for a reported £30 million from CSKA Moscow, but he has struggled to establish himself in David Moyes's side.

Vlasic played 36 times in all competitions, scoring one goal and assisting two more.

It was thought that the 24-year-old could be sod this summer, but the club are hopeful that a loan move will help him regain his best form.

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According to Italian news outlet Tutto Mercato Web, an agreement is close between West Ham and Torino for Vlasic to spend the next season on loan in Turin.

Vlasic has been urged by his national coach Ivan Juric to leave the Hammers in order to boost his chances of being selected for Croatia's Qatar World Cup campaign.

His former manager at Moscow, Ivica Olic told Soccer RU: I believe in Vlasic and I know there are a lot of teams that would like to sign him or take him on loan.

"If West Ham give him the opportunity, then Nicola will change teams (and join a club) he will be given the chance to play and where he can get in better shape. This will help him again become one of the leaders in the Croatian national team.

"I wish this for him from the bottom of my heart. I spoke with him, He wants to stay in Europe. For example, to test himself in the German or Spanish championships. He has options."

A loan move could suit all parties as Vlasic can get some much needed playing time, Torino will improve their attacking options and West Ham could see his value recover ahead of a potential sale next season.

Or if Vlasic does really well, he could be given another chance to impress at the London Stadium in the 2023/24 season.