Kurt Zouma could return to action for the Hammers this weekend against Leeds.
The Hammers defender has been out since the clash with his former club Chelsea at the beginning of December.
However, we have been told by a top source that the France international could be in the squad when the Irons play Leeds in the Premier League this weekend.
Should he not be then he looks certain to be involved against Manchester United next weekend.
That news will be a huge boost for boss David Moyes, who has also seen Angelo Ogbonna go down with a season-ending injury in recent weeks.
He has had to rely on both Craig Dawson and Issa Diop in the absence of the pair but Zouma could well be back in the team against the Whites this weekend.
Leeds have struggled immensely throughout the season and are currently hovering just over the relegation zone, while the Irons knocked them out of the FA Cup at the weekend with a comfortable 2-0 win.