The Mexican international has struggled to rediscover his best form for Real Sociedad and might need a move.
Real Sociedad's struggles in Spain this season have been well publicised, mainly due to David Moyes' role in it all.
They are currently 13th in the Primera Liga but on 16 points are just two points outside the relegation zone and off the pace for European qualification.
Moyes got the sack but he was not helped out by some of his players performances. For Carlos Vela it seems his Sociedad days are coming to an end.
He has not scored for the club since netting a brace against Levante in October, his only two goals for the club this season.
Meanwhile his form for Mexico has remained in tact - scoring three goals in five appearances this season.
With Vela a valuable commodity and Sociedad looking to make significant changes in January Vela might be available and West Ham United should revisit their interest in the player.
But his change of fortunes at the Anoeta might just make him reconsider a return to England with West Ham.
The former Arsenal youngster, who has a £21 million release clause in his deal at Sociedad, should be available for less than that suggested price.
Capable of playing through the middle or out wide he could prove to be the perfect alternative to Diafra Sakho or Dimitri Payet going forward, especially with West Ham's injury record this season.
Prior to his struggles this season he had excelled at the club, scoring 57 goals and creating 33 in just 156 appearances.