A new claim from The Daily Mail suggests West Ham could take Armando Broja on LOAN from Chelsea.
The Hammers have been eyeing up a swoop for the Albania international all summer.
David Moyes has placed him at the top of his transfer wishlist when it comes to new strikers.
The Hammers were prepared to pay up to £30m to land their man.
But the Mail now reports that Chelsea are only set to sanction a loan, as they are not ready to cash in on him just yet.
The Hammers are said to be ready to take him on a short-term deal and then attempt to convince him to stay at the end of the season.
Broja went on loan to Southampton last season and impressed, becoming their first-choice striker and scoring nine goals in the process.
The Irons are also keeping a close eye on Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz, although a deal for Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca now seems unlikely.
Moyes wants Broja and it may be that this compromise is just what’s needed to push a deal through.