West Ham are ready to pounce for £7million-rated Polish striker Lukasz Teodorczyk at Anderlecht – and beat Liverpool to his signature.

The 26-year-old is a former Dynamo Kiev star who was linked with Anfield in the summer after scoring 27 goals in Belgium.

The deal never materialised, but West Ham have been watching him closely – including sending scouts to the Champions League clash against Celtic – and feel that the time could be ripe to now make a bid.