Sky Sports claimed last night that West Ham’s deal to sign Maxi Gomez is off.

So where next for the Hammers?

Salomon Rondon, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Moussa Marega, Callum Wilson and even Mario Balotelli have all been linked with moves to the London Stadium at one time or another.

Are there better options out there for West Ham, however?

One interesting option for them could be Bayer Leverkusen hitman Kevin Volland.

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Kevin Volland (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old was in fine form in Germany last season. He racked up 15 goals and 16 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for Leverkusen, and he could be a really useful addition for the Hammers.

Volland – a 10-capped Germany international, is a centre-forward by trade, but he can actually play anywhere along the front-line.

The Leverkusen ace is an extremely hard worker, and that industry might just serve him well in the Premier League, what with its intense nature.

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Kevin Volland (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

He would provide Manuel Pellegrini with a fantastic, versatile option in the final third.

Whilst signing Volland alone will not be enough, West Ham could do a lot worse than the German, and if he could replicate the numbers that he posted in Germany last season in the Premier League, he could be a real star for the Hammers.

Whether Leverkusen will be willing to sell the German, however, remains to be seen.

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