Reports are out claiming that West Ham United are interested in AS Monaco striker Lacina Traore.
It is said that the Hammers need to find a new striker signing after losing Andy Carroll for four months due to ankle surgery.
The Daily Mail says the 6ft 8ins striker nearly joined the Hammers in January, but the Ivory Coast star opted to join Everton on loan instead.
He scored on his debut for the Toffees against Swansea in the FA Cup on February 16, but sustained a hamstring injury six days later in the warm-up ahead of the clash against Chelsea and missed the rest of the season.
Monaco are willing to let the striker, who could also be a target for Everton, leave this summer – a development West Ham are aware of.