Hammers could have one of the most exciting attacking partnership in the top flight next season.
West Ham United are hoping that the bright lights of London will help to lure in-demand Chelsea front man Romelu Lukaku to Upton Park this summer, says the Metro.
The giant Belgium international has just completed a season-long loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, where he proved himself to be one of the top flight’s deadliest attackers.
Lukaku, 20, managed to find the back of the net on 17 occasions for Steve Clarke’s side in only 35 Premier League outings, while also contributing four assists along the way too, and it is that eye-catching form in front of goal that has made the player one of the most sought-after strikers in the league.
And now the Hammers are keen to be able to persuade both Lukaku and his parent club to spend the next campaign out on loan at Upton Park, potentially in a lethal-looking strike partnership with England international Andy Carroll.
“Lukaku would be a loan again. We’d maybe buy him a year later if Chelsea decide they don’t want him,” said West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan.
“Lukaku has been amazing for West Brom this season and I’d hope that he would prefer to live in London.
“He [Carroll] and Romelu would be devastating. The best strike force outside of the top six or seven.”