Asamoah Gyan is still up for up for a January loan move to West Ham.
The powerful ex-Sunderland striker – now at UAE club Al Ain – responded to talk of a return to England last week by pledging his future to his current outfit.
But Mirror Sport understands Gyan is open to a move back to England and is set to hold talks with Al Ain within the next few days.
The marksman is a priority for the Hammers who are desperate to shoot themselves out of relegation trouble.
Gyan, confirmed as Ghana’s captain for this summer’s World Cup, has already helped Al Ain to the UAE title as top scorer.
He moved to the club from Sunderland on an initial loan deal in 2011 and made the move permanent last year, signing a lucrative five-year deal.
West Ham are already set to sell off several fringe players to free up cash on their wage bill for two new forwards.
They are also prepared to sacrifice talented midfielder Ravel Morrison should they receive a big offer for the talented 20-year-old.
Meanwhile Italian club Roma have emerged as rivals for Hammers target John Heitinga .
The east Londoners are keen on the 30-year-old Dutchman who is surplus to requirements at Everton.