New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is today reported as being keen on Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The 25-year is rated at £2million according to The Mirror and has also attracted interest from Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez who, ironically, was also linked with Joe Hart last season.
The Guinea-Bissau international has gained top reviews in France, where he has just helped Reims win promotion concdeing just 19 goals in 31 Ligue 2 matches with 17 clean sheets.
He is considered one of the most under-rated keepers in French football, and has just two years left on his contract.
However, the Chilean could turn again to Chelsea number two and his former Malaga keeper Willy Caballerro who is believed to be available at around £5 million as reported here earlier in the week.
The two were together at Manchester City and the Hammers boss is still believed to have great faith in the 36 years old.