And after seeing neither Razvan Rat and Pablo Armero solve their problem position, the club is absolutely determined to get things 100 per cent right this time around.
Kolodziejczak – destined to become ‘Kolo’ should he finally arrive at the club – is understood to be available at around £3 million but is also being hunted by Southampton.
However, a highly placed Upton Park source told ClaretandHugh exclusively a few minutes ago: “We are looking at four left backs and this guy is one of them but we are a long way from a deal at this stage.
That Southampton, who see him as a possible replacement for Luke Shaw, rate demonstrates the 21 year old’s quality.
Norwich City’s Martin Olsson is another the Hammers are tracking.