The Hammers are now looking into the signing of the former Manchester City attacker.
One option that was recently brought up was that of Alvero Negredo. It was reported a week ago by Deporte El Valenciano. The Spanish report claimed that Valencia had offered The Hammers the chance to sign Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo, bringing him back to England in the process.
The 29-year-old striker joined Manchester City in 2013 but was loaned out to Valencia last September, in a deal that contained an obligatory buy-out clause.
So this summer Valencia had to sign the player but the boss, Nuno, does not want him.
At the time the report claimed West Ham were not interested. They were all set to tie down Raul Jimenez to a loan spell at the club and that made any pursuit of Negredo unnecessary.
Now reports in Spain are suggesting otherwise.
Plaza Deportiva are claiming that West Ham are now seriously considering Negredo as their other options begin to evaporate.
They claim that Slaven Bilic sees the player as perfect for their style of play and is considering him as the potential answer to their current problem.