West Ham are weighing up a move for out-of-favour Hamburg winger Gökhan Töre.
Töre has been told he is free to quit the Bundesliga outfit this summer, despite a number of impressive displays, after falling out with new manager Thorsten Fink.
The quicksilver winger, who moved to Hamburg from Chelsea just 12 months ago, turned out 22 times in the league last term, but he has been omitted from Fink’s first-team plans ahead of the new season.
Russian outfit Spartak Moscow have been strongly linked with a move, but it appears the 20-year-old is keen to return to the Premier League, where his agent has offered his services to newly-promoted West Ham.
Töre would bring an injection of pace, power and genuine width to the Hammers line-up, and while boss Sam Allardyce is keen, he has requested a trial run out first, something Hamburg have rejected.
The news of Töre’s switch away will be good news for Chelsea, who will earn 50% of the fee Hamburg receive, after including a hefty sell-on clause in the deal to sell him to Germany.