The Hammers are hopeful of luring the Ivorian back to the Premier League from Lille, whom he moved to from the Blues last summer.
It has emerged that a release clause in his contract with the French outfit would allow Sam Allardyce to conclude a deal for just £2.5m.
With big money arrival Andy Carroll likely to miss the start of next season through injury and a move for Colombian hit-man Duvan Zapata having been thwarted by work permit issues, the Londoners are keen to take advantage of Kalou’s situation.
The 27-year-old could be tempted by a return to England, where he enjoyed a successful stint at Stamford Bridge.
Lille have recently lost manage Rudi Garcia to Roma, leaving them in a state of uncertainty ahead of the new campaign.
Los Dogues also missed out on European qualification as they finished the last Ligue 1 season in sixth position, which could tempt Kalou to seek a move.
Allardyce sees the versatile attacker as a great addition to his armoury due to his ability to operate on either flank or as a centre-forward.
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