West Ham boss David Moyes is reportedly looking for a new forward in January with the Hammers on red alert for Moussa Dembele.
Dembele, who has often been linked with a move to Manchester United, has been left on the bench by Lyon in recent weeks.
And reports suggest he has grown frustrated by that snub, with the 24-year-old potentially open to a second go in England.
Dembele spent time with Fulham in his younger days before going on to impress in Scotland with Glasgow giants Celtic.
He moved onto Lyon though The Sun claim that the club are willing to sell the player, if the price is right.
It’s reported that it could take a bid of £30m to tempt the Ligue 1 club to part ways with West Ham keeping an eye on things.
The Hammers have money to spend following a poor summer transfer window where Moyes was keen to improve his attacking options.
Moyes had previously opened up on the way he approaches transfer business, saying: “The Davids have given me as much control as I would possibly want.
“Obviously, I don’t sign the cheque to pay for it, but all I can do is recommend and say what I think we should bring in, what I think would give us a chance, and they have been very good.
“We tried for several players in the [previous transfer] window and we didn’t quite get one or two centre-halves we were after, but in truth we have tried really hard to improve.
“There is nobody who can get everything right all the time. But I think we are trying to do it with a little bit more design.
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“I always believed that, given the right opportunity and right club, I could do a really good job. It is a difficult thing to ask for time.
“Quite often when it has looked as though it has been tough I have not been given time.
“I will go back to my Everton days where the first year we did well, the second year not so well, the third done well, the fourth not quite so well. But by that time we had stability.”