Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast)

Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast)

Premier League fans will remember defensive midfielder Didier Zokora, who served Tottenham Hotspur for three years from 2006-2009.

The Ivorian is extremely composed in the middle of the park, able to control the ball and link up defence at attack. With West Ham looking to change their game to an aesthetically pleasing form of football, a defensive anchor the class of Zokora would be a welcome addition for the Hammers.

What makes it a bonus for Sam Allardyce is that Zokora has been out of contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor since April, and would arrive to Upton Park for free if he was to join.