Manchester United's Wayne Rooney
The record breaking Manchester United striker has been linked with a mega money move to China, the MLS, his old club Everton and the Hammers with his time at Old Trafford looking set to come to an end this summer.
West Ham are on the hunt for quality attacking players in the wake of Dimitri Payet's disappointing exit in January and Sky Sports claim there is a very real interest in the England striker from the East London club.
Boss Slaven Bilic went on the record to say Rooney is more than good enough to continue playing in the Premier League which was seen by some as a declaration of interest in the England skipper, as reported by the Daily Star.
And Ronald Koeman has not hidden his hopes of luring Rooney back to Goodison Park, where the 31-year-old famously burst onto the scene with his boyhood club in 2002, making his debut at the age of just 16 and going on to score his first league goal with that unforgettable strike against Arsenal.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has rarely used Rooney
Rooney looks certain to leave Manchester after becoming a peripeherial figure under Jose Mourinho.
And both Everton and West Ham will be hugely encouraged by an interview Rooney has given to Sky Sports this week where he confidently predicts he can play at the top level for many years to come, presumably ruling out moving to the US or China in the process.
"Yes (I can play at the top level for another two or three years). Even longer I think," Rooney told Geoff Shreeves for Sky Sports.
"Everyone mentions that age, I'm 31, not an old person.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic and Everton boss Ronald Koeman
"Of course, I've played a lot of games.
"Who knows, not playing so many games this season might benefit me.
"I know I'm good enough to play at the top level. People have their opinions, which I respect, and I have mine."