The Hammers have so far hit a brick wall in their attempts to land a top striker, with Sky Sports reporting that the club are waiting to hear from AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca having offered him a switch to the Olympic Stadium.
With the Colombian seemingly a little reluctant to make the move to East London, manager Slaven Bilic again needs to look for alternatives - and they could target one of French football's top strikers.
The Mirror report that West Ham are readying a move to sign Toulouse hitman Wissam Ben Yedder, who has starred in Ligue 1 in recent years.
The 25-year-old was an amateur and futsal player before heading to Toulouse in 2010, and he's become a star ever sine having hit 70 goals in his last four seasons for the Ligue 1 side.
Despite Toulouse's struggles last season, Ben Yedder found the net 23 times to again put himself in the shop window - and West Ham now appear keen to land him.
It's claimed that, with Ben Yedder having just one year left on his contract with Toulouse, the French side are ready to sell him for around £8m - well within West Ham's budget.
A diminutive forward with great technical ability, Ben Yedder would be a smart addition to the West Ham side even if he isn't a classic centre forward - and having seen Dimitri Payet impress since his move from France last summer, the Hammers could go down a similar route this time around if they can't land Bacca.
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