West Ham have reportedly been offered the chance to sign France international Florian Thauvin.
Accoridng to Sky Sports, Marseille have offered the World Cup winner to the Hammers in a player-plus-cash deal.
The Ligue 1 side would look to receive a fee in the region of £36 million for the 26-year-old and the permanent services of current West Ham forward Javier Hernandez.
Thauvin has previous Premier League experience with Newcastle United but has made his name mainly with Marseille during his two permanent stints with the club.
The wide man isn’t the centre-forward Manuel Pellegrini desperately needs, however, the versatile winger could be an excellent addition at the London Stadium after his prolific form in front of goal.
The Frenchman has scored 53 times for Marseille in the past three Ligue 1 campaigns and would certainly provide a natural goal threat out wide for Pellegrini, similar to current wode man Felipe Anderson.
A move could well be one that the club feel they can’t pass by, so Hammers fans may well be welcoming a World Cup winner to their ranks before the current window closes.
Four strikers West Ham could target
Torino striker Belotti has emerged as a potential target for West Ham after the club’s proposed move for Maxi Gomez fell through. The Italian enjoyed a free-scoring campaign in Serie A and appears ready to make the move to the Premier League.
Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Balotelli has plenty of Premier League experience and is available on a free transfer this summer.
Pellegrini has worked with Dzeko at Manchester City, and with the Bosnian likely to leave Roma this summer, the Chilean could urge Hammers officials to make a move for the powerful forward.
Bournemouth’s Wilson is an unlikely signing, however, with the England international yet to sign a new Cherries deal, the Hammers could decide to launch an ambitious bid.