West Ham have held advanced talks with Lorient over a potential £25million move for Nigeria striker Terem Moffi.
The deal is understood to be worth £20m with a further £5m for Moffi who has netted 12 goals in 18 matches this season.
Having joined Lorient at the French league in 2020, the 23-year-old has racked up 59 goals in 135 games and helped them avoid a relegation scrap last season.
With West Ham currently occupying 18th position in the Premier League table after a poor run of form, adding a fresh striker with experience could help them avoid the drop.
Moffi left Nigeria and moved to England to join the Buckswood Football Academy in Hastings at the age of 17. He then took his talents to Lithuania where he played for Kauno Zalgiris and Riteriai.
Moffi later had a short spell at Belgian side Kortrijk before joining Lorient in October 2020.