West Ham are planning a move for Fiorentina and Germany striker Mario Gomez, according to Italian reports.
The Hammers are keen to bring in a new striker this summer and have turned their attentions to Gomez after missing out on the likes of Carlos Bacca and Alexandre Lacazette.
Former Bayern Munich man Gomez falls out of contract with La Viola next summer and spent last season on loan at Besiktas, but the Turkish side will not be making the move permanent.
Fiorentina are keen to sell and Italy’s Tuttomercatoweb say the Hammers have been in contact with the Serie A side regarding the 31-year-old.
Gomez has been capped 68 times by Germany and featured at Euro 2016, with his goals against Northern Ireland and Slovenia making him his country’s all-time leading scorer at the European Championship with 5 goals.
Gomez is unlikely to command a hefty transfer fee and if Hammers boss Slaven Bilic does manage to sign the forward he may continue to seek further additions in attack before the transfer window closes.