The Guardian are reporting that the Hammers have spoken to the French Ligue 1 side over the striker, before he told his followers on Twitter that he was committed to Toulouse and their fight against relegation.
Twitter: À l’attention des supporters du @ToulouseFC … #TFC #onresteensemble #WBY10 https://t.co/DUlLGpDrfm (@WissBenYedder)
The 25-year old has been a prolific goalscorer in France for many years now and has scored on 53 occasions in over 130 appearances for Toulouse. He featured for France at youth level but is yet to play a match at senior level.
This season he has found the back of the net seven times in 17 appearances for Dominique Arribage’s side.
West Ham are short of strikers with both Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho on the injury table at the moment. Ben Yedder could have been the perfect striker to join Enner Valencia in leading the Hammers’ line as they continue with their pursuit of European football.