West Ham are “the favourite” option for a US consortium led by former Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper claims investors from the United States are weighing up bids for the Hammers, along with Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle.
Talk of a possible takeover has gathered momentum in recent weeks with claims that director Tripp Smith is planning a bid, as well as another consortium based in the United Arab Emirates.
The emergence of Comolli’s potential offer adds another player into the mix, although it is believed their interest is very much dependent on the London club staying up this season.
If West Ham do stay in the top flight, it is thought that an offer close to £300m would be needed for David Sullivan and David Gold to sell up.
All of the noises coming from the club have indicated that the current owners are not interested in giving up their majority stake, but the financial impact of the global health crisis may have changed their thinking.