West Ham have been alerted to in-form Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel.

The 25-year-old Colombia international, who's scored 10 goals and contributed nine assists in 28 games for the Italians this season, has a £24million release clause in his contract.

The Hammers are hunting a proven goal-scorer to solve their problems up front once and for all.

England international Andy Carroll has attracted interest from China recently.

He has also, along with Diafra Sakho and last summer's club-record buy Andre Ayew, had his season badly affected by injury.

The Londoners are already monitoring the situations involving Liverpool's little-used Daniel Sturridge , Chelsea misfit Michy Batshuayi, a target last summer before moving from Marseille to Stamford Bridge, and AC Milan marksman Carlos Bacca, who they have been linked with in the last two transfer windows .