West Ham manager David Moyes is reportedly planning a raid on former club Everton to bring Kevin Mirallas to the London Stadium, according to The Daily Mirror.
The Belgium international winger has failed to score in 10 appearances for the Toffees this season and looks as if he may be heading out of the club.
Earlier this month, he and Morgan Schneiderlin were reported to have walked out of training after a row with the Everton coaching staff.
While the Frenchman defended himself on social media and stated his commitment to the club, Mirallas did not immediately follow suit, leading to suggestions that he will be on his way out of Goodison Park in January.
Moyes signed the Belgian for Everton from Olympiakos in August 2012 for a fee of £6 million so already knows the player well.
And The Mirror claims the West Ham boss will make a bid once the January transfer window opens – unless he can resolve his differences at Goodison Park.
Although Mirallas signed a new three-year contract with Everton in May, he has since reportedly fallen out with interim manager David Unsworth.
While he may be open to a move away from Merseyside and reuniting with Moyes at West Ham, the Toffees may yet keep him at the club.
With the Everton hierarchy still looking for a replacement for Ronald Koeman, the new man may come in with his own coaching staff and offer the Belgian the chance to put the last few months behind him and start afresh.
Moyes, who has reportedly been given permission by the West Ham board to sell winger Marko Arnautovic in January, looks to have identified Mirallas as a potential replacement.
The Scot would not be alone in viewing the 30-year-old as a more consistent and reliable performer.
West Ham would benefit from Mirallas’ creativity and goal-scoring ability, particularly if working with Moyes enables him to settle quickly.