West Ham close in on Gudjohnsen deal

West Ham are on the verge of signing veteran Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a free transfer.

The former Chelsea and Barcelona forward was released by Stoke at the end of 2010/11, following loans spells at Tottenham and Fulham, and is undergoing a medical at Upton Park according to The Guardian.

If the 32-year-old does join the relegated side he will reconvene his working relationship with Sam Allardyce, who managed the Scandinavian during his time at Bolton 13 years ago.

West Ham are keen to bolster their forward line, as Demba Ba, Robbie Keane and Victor Obinna have all left the club since the end of 2010/11. Carlton Cole is in negotiations with Stoke regarding a potential £4 million transfer also.

The Hammers were beaten 2-1 by FC Basel on Wednesday in a friendly, which Scott Parker and Robert Green did not participate in, adding to speculation the duo could also be on their way out of the club.