West Ham United have held talks about a deal for Porto’s £22million rated striker Moussa Marega.
Marega scoured 23 times last season to help fire Porto to the Liga NOS title, and attracted attention from across Europe with his powerful displays up-top.
Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the Mali international, however it is West Ham who are now in prime position to land the 27-year-old.
Marega is working with agent Mark McKay of Excel Foot who helped West Ham sign Dimitri Payet from Marseille, with both parties hoping a deal can be struck in the coming fortnight.
The striker is reportedly tempted by the prospect of Premier League football, and Porto may be willing to sell-up should the right offer come in.
The Portuguese champions are also understood to be interested in the Hammers own Cheikhou Kouyate, and the Senegal star could be used as a makeweight to reduce the fee for Marega with West Ham keen to land the forward before the transfer window closes on August 9th.
Marega is seen as a replacement for both Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez, both of whom failed to impress at the London Stadium last term.