West Ham United are thought to be one of a number of Premier League clubs tracking Udinese forward Matej Vydra.

The Czech Republic international was on loan at Watford in the Championship last season where he thoroughly impressed, scoring 20 goals in 41 appearances.

It is thought that Vydra would have remained at Vicarage Road had the club not fell at the final hurdle when trying to gain promotion to the top flight.

It now seems the striker is destined to return to English football with another club as Udinese are prepared to allow him to leave on loan once again.

A number of Premier League clubs would like to recruit Vydra on a permanent basis but it would seem the Italian club will only allow him to leave on a short-term deal.

The agent of the 21-year-old, Ondrej Chovanec, held talks with Udinese and Watford owner Giampaolo Pozzo, and told import.blesk.cz: "We agreed that none of the offers (for a permanent transfer) are in the region that would interest Udinese.

"They don't want to sell him for £8million, so they have given us freedom to discuss loan spells with the Premier League clubs that are interested. At the moment we have offers from four Premier League clubs - West Brom, West Ham, Swansea and Sunderland.

"At Udinese they don't want Matej to have to get used to life in a different country, so now it seems likely that he will be playing on in England."

West Ham are in the market for another centre-forward, with Carlton Cole being allowed to leave after his contract expired.

Vydra would provide cover for Andy Carroll and is more than capable of finding the back of the net when given the opportunity.


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