Clarets linked with Bywater
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Rochdale ace is currently out of the first-team picture at The Hammers, due to the superb form of England international David James.
Despite rarely featuring for the Upton Park outfit, Bywater has recently stated he is happy to remain and fight for his place at the club.
Clarets boss Stan Ternent is keen to strengthen his keeping options, following the decision to release Marlon Beresford and Nik Michopoulos.
Though the Turf Moor side have been linked with Grimsby's Danny Coyne, Bywater is thought to be the preferred option.
The youngster, who has gone on loan to Wolves and Cardiff, has made just five first-team appearances for West Ham.