West Ham were unsuccessful in their pursuit to sign Yacine Brahimi from Porto last summer but may have better luck at the end of the campaign.

The 27-year-old was unhappy in Portugal last summer but has fought his way back in the squad, establishing himself as an important player for Porto.

Porto, who like other Portuguese sides are always open to a lucrative sale, could find themselves more likely to agree a departure this summer- as SportsWitness reports they’re looking to sign more of the player’s rights.

Completing such a deal would see Porto receive more money from a sale of Brahimi and West Ham have kept their eyes on the Algerian, having watched him in action this weekend.

Premier League rivals Everton were keen on Brahimi last summer, but have since cooled their interest, leaving the door open for West Ham to swoop in an attempt to bolster their forward ranks.

Brahimi has a huge release-clause of €60m in his contract but Porto will be well aware no-one will match that figure and it only serves to give them a stronger negotiating position.