West Ham United will push through a deal for Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen now that Carlos Tevez is on his way to Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says the Hammers are resigned to losing the Argentina marksmen, who should finally complete his move to Manchester United next week as the complicated wranglings surrounding his registration are set to be resolved.

Former Chelsea star Gudjohnsen has fallen down the Nou Camp pecking order following the arrival of Thierry Henry from Arsenal in the Catalan city.

And they view him as the ideal foil alongside Craig Bellamy and Dean Ashton in an attack which will be needed to provide goals to prevent last season's lengthy flirtation with the Premier League relegation zone.