West Ham are preparing a £1.5million move for Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo.

The Hammers sent scouts to run the rule over Romeo in Millwall’s 2-1 victory over Fleetwood on Saturday.

It was the third time Romeo has been watched by their east London rivals this season.

The Antigua and Barbuda right-back, 21, began his career with Arsenal before dropping down the divisions to play first-team football.

Now West Ham are keen to hand Romeo a route back to the top in January.

Alvaro Arbeloa, Sam Byram and Michail Antoniou have featured at right-back for Slaven Bilic's side this season.