East London club West Ham United have set Czech international Matej Vydra in their sights as they aim to bolster their striking options for the new season, reports talkSPORT.
Vydra impressed in a loan spell at Watford from Italian side Udinese last season, scoring 22 goals in total, and was a key figure in their charge to the play-off final.
21-year-old Vydra has been capped seven times by his native Czech Republic and West Ham are in the market for a new forward to ease the burden on new signing Andy Carroll, whose loan deal from Liverpool turned permanent for £15.5 million recently.
After releasing Carlton Cole earlier this summer, Irons manager Sam Allardyce has turned his attention to Vydra after missing out on Salomon Kalou.
Vydra, who wants to play in England's top flight, is thought to be available for around £4 million.
Fellow Premier League clubs Swansea and West Brom, as well as Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen, are also in the hunt for Vydra but Allardyce seems the most willing to splash the cash.
West Ham have so far signed, in addition to Carroll, experienced Romanian left-back Razvan Rat and former Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian on free transfers along with young striker Daniel Whitehead from non-league side Stockport County.
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