West Ham are keen on signing Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac to boost their toothless attack.
Sam Allardyce has been a long admirer of the French international and is keen to sign the 27-year-old on a loan deal in January with the option to make the move permanent during the summer.
The powerful centre-forward, known as "Dede" to his teammates, is both good in the air and technically adept.
The Daily Mail claims that the former Blackburn manager will have to act quickly however, as the striker is on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs - including Newcastle, Everton and Fulham.
It is thought that the Stade Velodrome outfit would be prepared to let Gignac go for as little as £6 million, but this might be a bit too much for the out-of-pocket London club who recently spent over £15million on former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, who is yet to play a minute this season due to injury.
The Hammers have scored just one goal in their last five league and cup games and currently sit fourth from bottom in the Barclays Premier League.
Gignac has already scored six times for the Ligue 1 outfit, just three less than the entire West Ham team.
Allardyce will be keen to see the striker form an integral part of West Ham's attack as they hope to beat the drop.
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