West Ham United are chasing Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

The Mail on Sunday says West Ham may try and lure Crouch to Upton Park from Stoke.

With Andy Carroll possibly sidelined for four months, the 33-year-old could be seen as a like-for-like replacement.

Ideally the Hammers would want the striker on loan, but Stoke would prefer to sell Crouch for a fee of £1m and clear his £45,000-a-week wages off their books.

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