West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola remains hopeful of boosting his attack in January.

The Daily Mail says Bayern Munich's Luca Toni has been strongly linked with a move to East London since the summer but has said he would prefer to return home to Italy.

Unsettled Tottenham forward Roman Pavlyuchenko is also said to be on Zola's shopping list but Spurs appear unwilling to sanction a mooted loan deal.

Troubled Brazil striker Adriano is mulling over an offer from the Hammers, AC Milan and Roma, and the chance to play for the Italian giants may be more appealing than a relegation battle with the Hammers.