Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:44
West Ham are reportedly eyeing loan moves for Demba Ba and Wilfried Zaha should a move for Andy Carroll collapse.
The Hammers remain hopeful Liverpool striker Carroll will complete a permanent move to Upton Park, with a reported fee of £15.5million and weekly wage of £75,000 agreed.
However, the deal has been dragging on for several weeks, prompting boss Sam Allardyce to consider alternative targets.
Chelsea striker Ba has emerged as a surprise player in West Ham's sights given he only moved to Stamford Bridge in January.
Jose Mourinho's return to the club earlier this month has put the striker's future in doubt and he may be willing to go out on loan in order to secure first-team football next season.
Zaha is set to join up with his new Manchester United team-mates first the first time this summer after his loan spell with Crystal Palace expired.
Zaha signed for the Red Devils in January but re-joined the Eagles on a six-month loan in order to aid their ultimately successful push for promotion.
It remains to be seen whether new United boss David Moyes will use the England international as a first-team regular next term.
Should the Scot deemed the 20-year-old not ready for senior action at Old Trafford, a temporary move to Upton Park may suit all parties.
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