Wilshere's decade-long stay at Arsenal came to an end this summer, with new Gunners manager Unai Emery deciding against keeping the star at the club.
In a conversation with the West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini the midfielder now looks set to stay in England by signing a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week.
Wilshere was born in Stevenage and was brought up in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, an hour's journey north of West Ham's old ground of Upton Park.
"Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up".
Wilshere, who grew up supporting West Ham, is set to travel to Switzerland to link up with Manuel Pellegrini's squad for their pre-season training camp.
Wilshere is a West Ham fan and is keen to get his career back on track.
West Ham have been very active in the summer transfer window and have already made a number of signings.
Of late, Wilshere has also had to suffer the indignity of not not just being dropped from the Arsenal side, the England national side, but has also had to see the Lions far surpass anything managed in a tournament when he has been in the squad.
"My whole family were West Ham fans, I was a West Ham fan, still have a soft spot for them of course", he said.
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