Daily Mirror has learned that West Ham are showing interest in signing Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.
The Hammers have experienced all sorts of problems up front in the absence of Andy Carroll and have now registered just one goal in last five matches.
As a result, Sam Allardyce is desperate to sign a proven goalscorer in January and he appears to have made Andre-Pierre Gignac one of his primary targets.
The 27-year-old has managed to rediscover his scoring form following a slow start to his career at Stade Velodrome, netting 6 times in 12 league matches this season.
However, the Frenchman is reportedly looking for a new challenge and he seems keen on a move to English Premier League.
Gignac is a powerful forward who should have no problems adapting to the style of play in English top flight, but it remains to be seen if West Ham can reach an agreement with his current employers.