West Ham United hope to close a deal for Inter Milan striker Victor Obinna.
The Daily Star says Hammers boss Avram Grant hopes to replace Brescia bound Alessandro Diamanti by bringing in Inter Milan misfit Obinna on a season-long loan.
Nigeria forward Obinna, 23, was close to a loan move to Everton last summer but failed to get a work permit.
West Ham hope he will now be able to meet strict Home Office rules because he has become a regular for his country.
Obinna first caught the eye at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but he has failed to make an impact at Inter.