Earlier this week, we covered the not-so-surprising revelation from Corriere dello Sport that West Ham had apparently tried to sign Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

At least, they led the Serie A side to believe that, as La Viola were ‘convinced’ they would be getting €15m from the London club for the Senegalese forward, which would allow them to get Lazio’s Filip Djordjevic.

That never happened, which was a nuisance for both clubs, really, as West Ham still have a striker problem and Fiorentina never got their money.

Things could change in January, however, as TuttoMercatoWeb reckon clubs could get Babacar, according to the back of his shirt, for around €10m.

The reason behind this low price is his lack of first-team under Stefano Pioli this season, and the fact he was, up until Federico Chiesa’s recent renewal, the player with the largest salary in the squad.

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If Fiorentina were able to rid themselves of his wages, as well as get a bit of money for an exciting youngster who never lived up to his hype, that could go a long way in future transfer windows.

TMW also state Babacar’s reluctance to leave Florence was always an issue, but with his lack of game time becoming a bit of a desperate situation, he might be more open to an exit these days.

There’s a lot of speculation in there, but if David Moyes feels he can get the best out of the 24-year-old, what’s €10m?

After all, it’s not like West Ham are swimming in goals these days, is it?