BBC Sport have reported that on-loan Liverpool star Andy Carroll is close to joining West Ham for £15m, after an impressive season in East London.
However, the deal may still not go through as both clubs wait on the striker and his agent to agree the transfer.
Carroll may reject the approach from the London side, as he may see his chances of a World Cup call-up damaged if he spends the run-up season with a mid-table club.
The problem that Carroll does face, if he were to turn down the offer, is the lack of playing opportunity at a bigger club like Liverpool.
Liverpool signed Carroll from Newcastle as a replacement for Fernando Torres in January 2011, for a club record of £35m. Since, the big Geordie has failed to live up to the price tag and was shipped out on a season-long loan by new boss Brendan Rodgers.
If The Hammers miss out on Carroll, they are expected to make a bid for Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian plays his football at Vitesse Arnhem and is the top scorer in the Dutch league with 31 goals this season.
Watch this space for more transfer news over the Summer...