Sunderland and West Ham United are chasing West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie.

The Daily Star says West Ham have been tracking Odemwingie and he has emerged as a leading target after their deal for Andy Carroll hit the buffers.

Sam Allardyce wants a proven Premier League striker who can supply the goals that will ensure their top-flight status.

However, he will face competition from the Black Cats, who are assembling a new-look strike force.