Graziano Pelle and WAG wife Viktoria Varga has been sunning it up on their Dubai holiday as the forward is linked with a return to the Premier League.
The Italian spent two seasons at Southampton, playing a key role under Ronald Koeman as they spent all but two rounds in the top-flight's top seven for the 2014/15 campaign.
Despite hitting 14 goals and beating the last campaign’s position by one place, the forward left St. Mary’s when Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng came calling.
And Pelle has spent five seasons with the Asian side, scoring 62 goals in 133 appearances.
He is a contingency plan for the Hammers if they fail to secure Bournemouth forward Josh King, with the south-coast side keen to keep the scorer at the club.
While a transfer battle could follow for the 35-year-old, Pelle is enjoying time away from football with partner Varga as the 2021 Chinese Super League season is yet to start.
The Hungarian model shared snaps of the pair on a boat in Dubai with other friends.
And the couple, who have been inseparable since they met in 2012, were all over each other as they enjoyed the views and pink flowers in front of them.
Varga, who has split her time between China and Budapest as she continues to land magazine cover shoots, can be seen wearing a figure-hugging white dress.
While Pelle dons a blue shirt and white chinos, putting on a funny face for the camera.
The Italian was regularly cheered on by his partner at St. Mary’s before taking a £13.5m-a-year deal with Shandong.
Varga regularly keeps her 516,000 Instagram followers updated sexy lingerie snaps, her latest coming on Tuesday.
The Hungarian donned a black swimsuit that left little to the imagination while balancing on the edge of a huge bathtub.
Pelle reportedly found Varga through her modelling photos on Facebook and showered her with messages.
But the stunner has also been working on film sets, laving a role in Son of Saul - a World War II-set film based in Auschwitz that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015.