West Ham shift sights on Mexico star Javier Hernandez

Sky Sports report that Hernández, who has been on global duty during the Confederation Cup, could be set for a move back to the Premier League as West Ham prepare a £13m offer to tempt Bayer Leverkusen into selling their striker.

Hernandez is a proven Premier League goal scorer.

West Ham have also held talks this summer about signing Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, Olivier Giroud from Arsenal, Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi and Anthony Modeste from Koln.

Hernandez had a spell in England with Manchester United, but now plays his football in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, where he has impressed for the Bundesliga side.

Although he has only a year left on his current deal, West Ham want to move quickly to land him after being left frustrated by their lack of progress in landing a new frontman.

West Ham are determined to bolster Slaven Bilic's attacking options in the coming months after a mixed season and Hernandez has emerged as a top target.

Hernandez has scored 39 goals in 76 appearances for Bayer since he arrived, but due to the club's failure to qualify for Europe next season, they may be forced into selling the 29-year-old.

At Bayer Leverkusen though, The Telegraph claim West Ham have been given encouragement a deal can be struck for Hernandez. But all of them have offers from bigger clubs.

Vanessa Coleman