Upton Park wants Etihad Stadium outcast back.
West Ham United want to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez on-loan until January.
The 27-year-old’s future at the Etihad Stadium looks bleak after he refused to come off the bench during City’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.
The Blues boss Roberto Mancini has since suspended the Argentine international and declared Tevez will never play for the club again.
The Hammers are keen to re-sign the hitman to help them gain promotion back into the Premier League after relegation to the Championship last year.
Tevez’s move to West Ham in 2006 caused considerable controversy because of the third-party ownership scandal.
He helped the club survive, for which the fans still love him for, but the whole event eventually saw the east London club forced to pay compensation to relegated Sheffield United.
West Ham have made enquiries into bringing him back – albeit for just three months – as Championship teams can loan players outside of the summer transfer window.
City will not make an instant decision as they are taking legal advice over the extent to which they can punish Tevez.
But a source confirmed to ESPN that West Ham have made a move to bring Tevez to the club, saying: “Yes, I can confirm it is true.”