West Ham United have told Nottingham Forest that they will need to pay £1.5m if they want to sign Ricardo Vaz Te, according to the Daily Star.
The Portuguese striker managed just three goals in twenty-eight appearances for the Hammers last season, though his form in the second tier is far superior.
He scored ten goals in twenty-two league games for Barnsley during the first half of the 2011/12 campaign, form that saw him seal a move to Upton Park him just before the January transfer window closed.
He added a futher twelve goals in just eighteen outings for Sam Allardyce’s men in the Championship, including a late winner in the play-off final victory over Blackpool at Wembley fifteen months ago.
Despite already bringing in nine new faces, Forest boss Billy Davies is keen to sign another attacker after failing in his attempts to sign Charlie Austin, who instead joined Queens Park Rangers earlier this month.