Skysports.com can reveal that Habib Habibou is currently training with West Ham United, with a view to sealing a January move.
The Hammers tried unsuccessfully to land the 24-year-old front-man from Zulte Waregem in the summer.
Habibou, who has also previously been linked with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, emerged as a West Ham target after he hit 12 goals for Waregem.
The striker, who hails from the Central African Republic, has since been in dispute with Waregem over various issues, which has seen him limited to just five appearances this season.
Now the club have given him permission to train with West Ham and he has already made an immediate impression.
Skysports.com understands that Habibou was the unnamed trialist that scored twice in a behind-closed-doors game with Brentford on Monday.
Habibou is desperate to seal a move across the Channel, and he will be hoping that West Ham opt to push through a deal ready for January when the transfer market reopens.