According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Real Madrid could be prepared to loan out Luka Jovic in January, and West Ham should keep a close eye on the situation.
The Serbian hitman joined the La Liga giants in the summer from Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee believed to be worth £54 million, according to the Guardian.
The clinical striker has struggled to establish himself at the Santiago Bernabeu, however.
Jovic has scored just one goal in 12 appearances for Madrid thus far. He is still a top class striker, however. And just needs a regular run of games in order to get his confidence back up.
And the Hammers should attempt to bring him to the London Stadium in January.
The Serbia international was on fire in Germany last season. He led the line alongside current West Ham striker Sebastien Haller for Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring 27 goals in 48 games.
And the Hammers could help get the best out of the mis-firing Frenchman by pairing him up with his former Frankfurt teammate Jovic. It would obviously be a short-term fix, however.
The Real Madrid man is perfectly built for the Premier League. He is strong, quick, and never shies away from a physical battle with opposing defenders.
Signing Jovic on a long-term deal would obviously be out of the question for West Ham.
But bringing him in on loan from January until the end of the campaign would really help the Hammers turn what has been a disappointing season thus far into a successful one.