West Ham are set to make a surprise move to lure ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlán back to the Premier League when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The Mirror.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is in need of further support up front, with club record signing Andy Carroll being some way from making a first-team return; the 24-year-old has been receiving treatment since injuring his right foot in training in September.
Forlán has a wealth of experience and had a two-year spell in the Premier League with United between 2002 and 2004.
The 34-year-old Uruguay forward returned to South America last year when he signed for Internacional and has been one of the club’s top goalscorers, scoring 5 goals in 14 games.
But reports suggest he could be set another for move back to Europe and West Ham are emerging as the favourites to sign him.
The Hammers have struggled for goals this season, currently residing in 16th in the Premier League and with just Carlton Cole and Mladen Petric available for selection in attack, Allardyce will be keen to bring in another striker as soon as the window reopens in the New Year.
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