The Hammers are eyeing the striker as a replacement should Diafra Sakho join Sunderland.
Anthony Modeste scores the first goal for FC Cologne
The Hammers are keen to add a striker to their squad this summer and have been linked with a move for several strikers across Europe.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
They have already seen a big money big rejected for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, while Marseille hit man Michy Batshuayi is another who has been linked.
And it appears another they are keen on is Cologne striker Anthony Modeste, with Le10Sport reporting that they have already made initial contact with the player’s entourage about a potential move.
He enjoyed a decent campaign for the German side last season, with 14 goals in 33 games to his name.
Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham
According to the report, that has attracted serious interest from West Ham, and they are eyeing him as a replacement for current forward Diafra Sakho should he leave the club.
The striker is attracting interest from former manager Sam Allardyce, who wants to bring him to Sunderland this summer.
They face competition for his signature though, with Chinese Super League Beijing Guoan side also ready to make an offer to sign him.
Anthony Modest of Cologne