The Hammers have enjoyed a fine season but know they need a hitman to push them on in their quest for Champions League football.
Ighalo, 26, has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season in the big time.
He’s caught the eye of Arsenal and Manchester United but now the Hammers are plotting their own move, according to The Sun.Ighalo is said to be valued at around £15m.
The Hammers are also closely monitoring the situation with Paris St-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede superstar is on United’s radar and is available for free at the end of the season.