West Ham hope to land Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a loan deal until the end of the season, Sky sources understand.
West Ham are in desperate need of reinforcements up front with three of their four main strikers – Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate – sidelined through injury.
And the Hammers are actively pursuing a deal to land Adebayor, who is inside the final year of his lucrative Tottenham contract.
The 31-year-old looked set to go on loan to Aston Villa in a move which would have seen him reunited with former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood.
But the deal fell through after Adebayor had been given a tour of Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground, reportedly due to both parties being unable to agree terms.
West Ham reportedly failed in an attempt to lure Adebayor to Upton Park last January but have now returned to the negotiating table as they try and strengthen their depleted attack.
Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Adebayor has not played for Spurs in pre-season and saw the No 10 shirt he wore last season handed to England international Harry Kane.