Wilfried Bony celebrates after scoring for Manchester City
West Ham appeared to have ended their hunt earlier this month when they completed the signing of Andre Ayew from Premier League rivals Swansea City.
West Ham United's Andre Ayew receives medical attention
However, his move quickly turned disastrous when he picked up an injury on his debut against Chelsea on Monday, with him set to miss four months of the season as a result.
That leaves West Ham manager Slaven Bilic needing another striker once again, and it appears he has already made a move to try and rectify the issue.
Manchester City's Wilfried Bony in action with West Brom's Sandro
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have already approached Manchester City with a loan bid for striker Wilfried Bony.
Bony is expected to leave the Etihad this summer and the report claims that he has several options available to him, but would be interested in a move to the London Stadium.
However, it is unknown whether Pep Guardiola is willing to sanction a loan deal for the Ivorian striker.
Manchester City's Wilfried Bony looks dejected after missing a penalty