West Ham United are understood to be tracking Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and are willing to splash as much as €30 million (£23.7m) in their bid to sign a marquee striker this summer.
With the likes of Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike already heading for the exit doors having failed to impress, Lacazette is viewed as striker that would be a quality addition to the Hammers front line.
As reported on Goal, the Hammers tabled their offer for the France international earlier this week, and it is currently being considered by the French giants, for whom Lacazette has scored 92 goals in 229 games.
Slaven Bilic is understood to be desperate for a proven front-man this summer as he prepares to lead his side into the Olympic Stadium next season, and Lacazette is seen to be in that range of a striker that can deliver at least 20 goals in season.
It is yet to be seen if Lacazette will fancy a move to West London especially having earlier declared that he would only leave Lyon to join a Champions League club.
While a move to England could still the light of the day for Lacazette, he might dump West Ham for other suitors in the EPL which include Tottenham and Liverpool.
However, the Hammers are hopeful their prime target will soften on his stance and are optimistic a deal can be struck