West Ham have reportedly seen a move for West Brom centre-forward Salomon Rondon rejected.
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers have made an offer of £10million plus fringe pair Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill for the 29-year-old.
It is understood that Championship outfit West Brom have turned down the approach and will only offload him at the right price.
The report details that West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini wants a reunion with the striker, as the pair were previously together at Spanish club Malaga.
Rondon is also believed to be on Newcastle United’s radar, but West Ham move for him amid the departure of manager Rafael Benitez at St James’ Park.
Rondon spent last season on loan with Newcastle and was a major hit in the Premier League.
The South American colossus scored 12 goals and supplied seven assists in just 33 games across all competitions.
He is currently away on international duty with Venezuela, where he’s helped them into the Copa America quarter-finals and will be hoping to beat Argentina.
West Ham could do with some more firepower going into next season to help force their way into European contention, as they were just lacking last season under Pellegrini in that area.
Rondon has proved he can be a success in the English top-flight and would surely thrive off service from the likes of Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini.
He’s a powerhouse that is strong in the air and can play the lone striker role effectively, with his strength and technical ability making him a well balanced player.
But West Ham’s reported failed bid to sign him is concerning and it looks like they would have to pay a significant fee to get him.