West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed his interest in signing Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard.
Maynard's future at Ashton Gate has been the subject of intense speculation all summer with the player entering the final year of his contract.
Bristol City have rejected three bids from Leicester already this summer as they hope to tie down the 24-year-old to a new long-term contract.
Allardyce is keen to bolster his attacking options and he admits he has made enquiries about Maynard's availability.
"It is down to whether Bristol City want to sell," Allardyce told The People.
"We have looked into whether he's available but enquiries have been made as discreetly as possible."