The Hammers are keen to add to their squad in the summer transfer window to build on what has been an impressive season so far.
A striker is their main priority, with owner David Sullivan admitting to talkSPORT that they have a list of about ten they are considering.
One of those is City forward Bony, who many are anticipating will be one of several casualties when Pep Guardiola takes charge at the club before next season.
However it seems they could be scuppered in their attempts to sign him as his current wage demands puts him out of the club’s reach, reports the Telegraph.
The Ivorian currently earns around £100-a-week at the Etihad, as well as a £20,000 game bonus, neither of which, West Ham could, or would be prepared to, pay.
Instead they may turn their attention to either Lyon striker Andre Lacazette or Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, both of whom could fit into the current wage structure.