Skysports.com understands West Ham are in talks to sign Bolton midfielder Matt Taylor.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to land Taylor and is believed to have tabled a bid for the versatile performer.
Taylor is entering the final year of his contract at the Reebok Stadium and Bolton are ready to let him move on.
The 29-year-old struggled to hold down a regular place in Bolton's starting XI last season and he could be tempted away for a new challenge.
A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in Taylor, but West Ham are hoping to lure the former Portsmouth man to Upton Park.
Allardyce is looking to build a squad capable of winning promotion back to the Premier League and he sees Taylor as a key addition to his plans.