West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola admits he is interested in Middlesbrough striker Mido.

Manchester City's Benjani Mwaruwari, Scott McDonald of Celtic and Egypt striker Mido are among the names to have cropped up but Zola is remaining tight-lipped.

"Mido and others are names that are circulating but as far as I'm concerned, Benni is the only one close to us," he said.

"He's the only one I want to talk about. I am sure the club will be linked to many names but Benni is the real target for us."

Zola also confirmed forward Luis Jimenez is set to leave the club and return to Italian football.