West Ham United seem to have set their heights high for the summer, with a shocking move reported on the continent.

The Hammers are looking to significantly bolster their forward line ahead of next season, having struggled to kick-on in Slaven Bilic’s second-year in charge.

Five consecutive Premier League defeats has left the East London outfit in a precarious position but the club maintain high expectations and have bold ambitions, which is shown by a shock transfer report.

Spanish outlet Don Balon sensationally claim West Ham have made contact with Real Madrid regarding the potential signing of Alvaro Morata this summer.

The Spaniard returned to the Santiago Bernabeu from Juventus last summer and has scored 16 goals in 35 appearances, including a brace in Los Blancos’ 4-2 victory over Leganes last night.

However, the 24-year-old forward is unhappy with his role in Zinedine Zidane’s side and his signature is expected to be up on the market this summer- although West Ham’s chances of a deal look slim.

Morata is hoping for a bigger move this summer, as he looks to establish himself in the Spain squad ahead of next year’s World Cup, and West Ham will have to rival the likes of Chelsea for the player’s services.

An audacious figure would also have to be offered to Real Madrid in order for the La Liga leaders to sell, as TransferMarkt value the striker at a staggering £34m.