West Ham are reportedly targeting a January move for former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike as they continue to step up their chase for a new striker, the Daily Mail has reported.
Emenike played for clubs in Russia and Turkey and has been on loan at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi from Fenerbahce, but the deal is being cut short so he can seal a move to the Premier League.
The former Nigerian forward who has scored 80 career goals in 183 club games is being considered alongside former player Demba Ba and Alexandre Pato as cover for the injured Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll.
Joint-chairman David Sullivan told Sky Sports on Tuesday afternoon: "We are looking long-term for a 20-goals-a-season striker.
"There's a possibility that a striker will come in on loan in the next seven days, with an option to buy.
"He's an overseas striker. He has played in higher leagues but it may not happen. When they are all fit, we probably have too many strikers anyway."