West Ham United are planning a £20million bid for Watford Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis, the Mirror reports.
The Hammers are keen to provide big backing for boss David Moyes this summer to build on two impressive full seasons under the Scot.
Dennis scored 10 goals for the Hornets this season and remains highly-rated by a number of bigger clubs.
West Ham fancy their chances with Watford relegated and Dennis keen to stay in English football.
The 24-year-old Nigerian forward will have to take a wage cut which is written into his contract following his club’s fall into the Championship while Watford are well aware that they may have to sacrifice him to offset the drop in revenue.
Dennis has four years left on his contract, having arrived for just £3million from Belgian side Club Brugge last summer.
He is valued at between £20-30million with Watford expected to push for as much as they can as Brugge are due a sell-on fee.
Dennis’s representatives are set to hold talks with Watford next week after their final game, at Chelsea on Sunday.
Newcastle are also keen but the Hammers are able to offer European football with the club in the Europa Conference League as things stand.
They could, however, be back in the Europa League should they win at Brighton on Sunday and Manchester United lose at Crystal Palace.