David Moyes is keen on a £12million move for Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Toure.
The West Ham boss is stepping up his search for fresh blood in this window after his side were crushed 4-1 at Leicester on Wednesday night.
Mirror Sport revealed last week that Moyes has registered an interest in Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley. He is also keen on 25-year-old Toure, a player Nantes would be willing to sell for the right price.
West Ham would prefer an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal but Nantes would want an outright purchase.