West Ham United are being linked with a sensational loan move for former striker Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine international is currently suspended for action at Manchester City for reportedly refusing to take the field in Tuesday's Champions League draw against Bayern Munich, and appears destined to leave the club on a permanent basis in January.
However, a loan move for the next three months appears a distinct possibility for the former Boca Juniors star, with The Sun claiming West Ham United are now in the running to bring the player back to the Boelyn Ground.
Reports in the paper go on to claim a senior official from the east London outfit has made contact with City over the player, with the Hammers willing to pay a percentage of the player's wages, which are believed to be around £250,000.
Tevez famously kept West Ham United in the Barclays Premier League after inspiring a dramatic revival in the 2006/07 season, culminating with the winning goal on the final day of the season against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
His place in Hammers folklore is already assured, but a three-month spell under Sam Allardyce would be an astonishing coup for the Npower Championship club as they look to return to the top flight.
However, West Ham United may have to wait for a decision from the Citizens, as an internal investigation continues over the player's conduct in Germany.