West Ham United are looking to capitalise on the failure of Crystal Palace and Fulham in securing Nigerian international, Osaze Odemwingie.
The out-of-favour West Brom striker was rumoured to be on the verge of moves to Ian Holloway’s side and Martin Jol’s side, but both fell through.
That has left the door open for Sam Allardyce to add some panache alongside Andy Carroll.
West Ham have turned their attentions to the Nigerian, having failed to agree terms with the former Chelsea striker, Kalou, who reportedly wanted assurances of a starting role within the Hammers attack for next season.
Al Nasr of Dubai are considering increasing their offer for the former Lokomotiv Moscow striker.
Al Nasr had asked West Brom to inform them what they considered to be an acceptable fee by Tuesday, after their initial bid of £850,000 was rejected.
But that deadline has now passed without further communication from ‘The Hawthorns’, leaving ‘The Blue Wave’ to look elsewhere for summer recruits.
Osaze is now deemed surplus to requirements at ‘The Hawthorns’, having tried to engineer a move away from West Brom back in January, and with ‘The Baggies’ closing in on a loan move for Matej Vydra, it appears that West Ham will have no obstacles in acquiring his services.
The Nigerian striker, who has one year left on his contract, continues to train with the reserves.
He has scored 31 goals in 90 appearances for the West Midlands club since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow in August 2010.