Crystal Palace and West Ham are battling to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The 25-year-old is considering quitting the Gunners in January in search of regular first-team football, which would increase his chances of making England’s World Cup squad next summer.

Wilshere has only featured in cup games this season, and has not been selected in any of Gareth Southgate’s England squads.

His last appearance for his country came in the humiliating 2-1 defeat to Iceland at the Euros last year.

And the Times reports that Palace and West Ham could offer the playmaker a Premier League lifeline.

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Championship club Birmingham tried to take Wilshere on loan in the summer, however, a move to the second tier would have hindered his England chances.

Wilshere reminded everyone of the player he can be during a loan spell at Bournemouth last season.

But after returning to Arsenal in the summer, he has found himself behind Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny in the midfield pecking order.

Arsenal are not interested in loaning Wilshere, whose contract runs out in June, and would only entertain a permanent offer from Palace or West Ham.

The Eagles need to find a replacement for the ageing Yohan Cabaye, while West Ham lack creativity in their team.