West Ham United are moving for Lille attacker Salomon Kalou.
The People says they are lining up a £2.5million bid for Kalou.
Colombian Duvan Zapata failed in his bid for a work permit. It has led Allardyce to consider new targets - and 27-year-old former Chelsea star Kalou has emerged as a man he would love to sign.
West Ham have discovered he has a buy-out clause in his contract so will now step up their interest.