West Ham ponder January loan for out-of-favour Man Utd star
The Brazil international had been expected to push on and force his way into the United first team this season, but no such breakthrough has been forthcoming, with the 22-year-old having made just six appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.
Pereira's current contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, but United are believed to be in the process of activating an option to extend that deal by a further year.
With his chances of first-team football at Old Trafford unlikely to improve between now and the end of the season, Pereira is thought to be open to a temporary move elsewhere, with West Ham reportedly leading the race for his services.
The 'Hammers' are keen to add a few new faces in the New Year as they try to consolidate a top eight place following their disappointing start to the new campaign under Manuel Pellegrini.
Able to play out wide or through the middle, Pereira's verastility makes him a valuable asset and West Ham believe he could be the perfect stop-gap signing to help them push on.
Periera is no stranger to loan moves, having spent temporary spells at Granada and Valencia during his United career to date.