West Ham are amongst a number of clubs to have placed a bid for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to Metro.

Reports over the last week have linked the Hammers with a move for the France international as manager Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his striker options in the January transfer window.

And after Gomis was left out of the Lyon side that were thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend, Lyon’s president admitted that he had received several bids for the 28-year-old and dropped a huge hint that West Ham were one of them.

He said: “An offer from West Ham for Gomis? It’s not impossible as we’ve received several offers for Bafe recently.”

Despite record-signing Andy Carroll returning to training after a foot injury today, the Hammers are in desperate need for reinforcements up front, with Carlton Cole the only recognised striker to have found the net since the start of the season.

Gomis began his career at St. Etienne, where he scored 40 goals in 142 Ligue 1 appearances between 2004 and 2009. Last season, Gomis bagged 18 Ligue 1 goals for Lyon and has netted five times so far this term.

It is believed Gomis could cost the Hammers up to £5million, while Newcastle United are the only other Premier League club reported to be interested in the Frenchman.