Hammers boss David Moyes will surely be looking to strengthen his options this month, in an attempt to provide more balance to his squad, and subsequently guide them to a sustained push for place inside the top 10 of the table.
One department of Moyes' squad that needs addressing is the midfield area, and the Daily Mail are reporting that the Scot is lining up a move for Hornets ace Etienne Capoue.
They claim that Watford will listen to offers in the region of £12 million for the 29-year-old, and that would represent absolutely sensational business for West Ham, in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market.
Capoue has shown his class since moving to Vicarage Road from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer fo 2015, for a fee believed to be in the region of £5.7 million.
His physical presence in the middle of the park is exactly what West Ham currently lack, and he would be the ideal partner for Mark Noble in the Hammers' engine room.
Despite the seven-capped France international's advancing years, he still possesses impressive stamina levels, and his appetite for a battle in midfield has never diminished.
The manner in which he snaps into tackles would almost certainly lift the crowd at the London Stadium, and his addition to Moyes' side would undoubtedly make them an entirely different proposition.
With the January transfer window now open, this will certainly be one for West Ham fans to keep an eye on, and if Moyes does manage to bring him to the club, it could turn out to be a really significant piece of business for West Ham.