West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed interest in Asamoah Gyan.

Allardyce's side are short of attacking options due to Andy Carroll's long-term injury-enforced absence.

"We'll be linked with anybody that's a centre forward that might be coming back into the country," he said.

"If there's a player of any sort of quality we try and find out what the situation might be - but it is nothing more than that."