24 year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka almost made a move to Anfield back in January and has since been heavily monitored by Manchester United and Tottenham.
The Reds failed in their 11th hour bid and the two clubs were quick to criticise each other for a deal not being agreed.
But after West Ham have begun bringing in very attacking minded players, they have targeted Konoplyanka as the missing piece in their attack, which could see them rise up the table if they perform well.
It is reported that the Hammers have activated the Ukrainian’s release clause but a deal is far from being reached as of late.
Konoplyanka has stated that he is keen to play in the Champions League next season however which is something that his current club Dnipro can whereas West Ham can’t.
The winger has also said that he would rather stay in Ukraine and play his football there than move to the Premier League. Although this statement was mad a while back, his views may have changed as the summer transfer window re-opens.
West Ham have already brought in some talent in the shape of Cheikhou Kouyate, Mauro Zarate and Aaron Cresswell who all moved to Upton Park within the last month.
By Phil Wellbrook