West Ham are willing to set up a swap deal for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson.
The Sun says the French midfielder, 26, has turned down approaches by the East Londoners.
But the East London outfit may be his best chance of coming to the Premier League.
Marseille would trade as he is just 18 months from the end of his contract. And West Ham may offer Manuel Lanzini in part-exchange.
The Argentine is finding it hard to get into David Moyes' side. Lanzini, 27, is still rated in the £15m bracket and is on a large salary.
Moyes wants a new midfield leader with Mark Noble reaching the end of his time at the club.