West Ham United have handed trials to Belarus striker Sergey Kornilenko.

The Daily Mail says the cash-strapped Hammers were lining up a loan deal for the Zenit St Petersburg target man after failing in more ambitious short-term moves for the likes of Italy striker Luca Toni and Brazil international Adriano.

Kornilenko has been told he can leave Zenit just six months after joining the Russian giants from Tom Tomsk for £1.2million.

The 26-year-old scored just once in 12 appearances for Zenit and is not in the plans of new manager Luciano Spalletti.

Tom hope to take him back on loan, but Kornilenko is determined to impress the Hammers to seal a switch to the Barclays Premier League.