However his time in Istanbul has been less than fruitful, which has led to speculation of a return to England, alerting the Hammers.
Sam Allardyce’s side are set to talk through a potential deal with the combative midfielder in the coming days, as they plot to make additions in a bid to avoid relegation.
With Ravel Morrison and Mohamed Diame edging towards the Upton Park exit door, arrivals are thought to be a priority for the London club between now and the end of next week.
Meireles is seen as the ideal man to bolster their central ranks, with the Portuguese ace possessing a knowledge of the league and the technical ability to contribute on a regular basis.
A loan switch may be more desirable for the Irons, who might be unwilling to commit to a permanent deal and a lucrative contract for the player while their top-flight status for the coming years is still in question.