West Ham are thought to be keen to bring Tottenham defender William Gallas to the club, according to The Sun.
The French international has played with the White Hart Lane club for the last couple of seasons, but suffered an injury-prone campaign in 2011-12.
With the Hammers recently-promoted back to the Premier League Sam Allardyce is eager to add experienced heads to the Upton Park squad in an effort to ensure survival at the first time of asking.
Spurs are said to be ready to allow Gallas to leave the club on a free transfer, as they target a new central defender to play alongside either Younes Kaboul or Michael Dawson.
The White Hart Lane club continue in their efforts to sign Jan Vertonghen from Ajax and are in the market to add some youthful players to act as a shot in the arm to their crocked backline.
Meanwhile, Allardyce has also targeted AC Milan veteran Clarence Seedorf as a possible summer signing.
The Dutch midfielder is surplus to requirements at the San Siro and available on a free transfer, catching the eye of West Ham.
By Gareth McKnight