Ecuadorian could now move to Upton Park in January.
Premier League strugglers West Ham United have been given a boost with the news that Lokomotiv Moscow front man Felipe Caicedo could be about to quit the Russian giants, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The Ecuador international has been in the Russian capital since July 2011, when he joined the club from mega-rich Premier League outfit Manchester City on a four-year deal for a fee of 7.5 million euros.
However, with the east London side currently in desperate need of more fire power up front at Upton Park following the long-term injury suffered by England international Andy Carroll, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce will have been encouraged by the recent comments from the striker’s agent regarding his client’s future.
“Caicedo’s game has long earned the attention of many European clubs,” said Jose Chamorro.
“Naming any specific team does not make sense, but I don’t mind saying that there are clubs from Europe’s leading championships interested.
“However, I should note that Felipe respects his current contract with Lokomotiv and he will leave only in the event that the club are satisfied with the proposed terms.”