Argentinian centre-half Lisandro Lopez is a target for West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce.

The People says Allardyce sent his chief scout to watch the classy defender and is keen on the £3million-rated Arsenal de Sarandi star, who is also wanted by Brazilian side Palmeiras in the January window.

Lopez is a ball-playing centre-back who would bring a touch of style to the Hammers side as Allardyce looks to build on an impressive start.

The 23-year-old is open to coming to the Premier League and holds an EU passport so would not need a work permit, while his wage demands are also sensible.