Hammers hope to sign prolific striker.
Sky Sports understands that West Ham United have opened talks with Bristol City over Nicky Maynard.
The 25-year-old has been the subject of interest from a host of clubs this month after City confirmed they wanted to sell him.
Maynard is out of contract in the summer and can therefore leave Ashton Gate for nothing at the end of the season.
With that in mind, the Robins are keen to cash in on him, but it remains to be seen if he will agree to any deal.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is looking for new additions to help in his push for an instant return to the Premier League with West Ham and a move for proven Championship forward Nicky Maynard makes a great deal of sense. The Bristol City man requested a move away from Ashton Gate some weeks ago.
The 25 year old had been linked with interest from a number of Premier League sides, including Wigan and Sunderland.