The Italian international would be a massive coup for West Ham.
West Ham United are a team on the up. They are playing attractive football again under the guidance of Slaven Bilic, bringing in top talent and moving to a massive new stadium with their upcoming switch to the Olympic Stadium.
Now it is rumoured that they might be ready to sign a big name.
According to reports in France it would appear that West Ham are keen on signing the Italian international Stephan El Shaarwy.
It comes after El Shaarawy effectively became a Monaco player last night. He has now played 15 times for the Ligue 1 side this season meaning the club are obliged to make their loan deal for the player permanent from AC Milan. That deal will be worth around €17 million (£12.2 million) but instead of keeping the Italian, who has got over his injury problems to thrive at the club, their chairman Dimitriy Rybolovlev is keen on turning a swift profit on the player with links between him and the club helping West Ham broker a deal.
The 22-year-old has 15 caps for Italy and is considered a huge prospect although injury problems have recently waylaid his progress. Regardless he would be a massive coup for West Ham if they could broker a deal.