West Ham may be edging closer to securing striker Javier Hernandez as Manchester United interest in Barcelona forward Pedro hots up.

The Hammers made a £12million bid for the Manchester United player according to reports in Spain.

He would be a prime candidate to replace Enner Valencia – out through injury – as the Express reports the northern side are “closing in on a deal” for their Spanish target, perhaps pushing Hernandez further to the sidelines.

This might mean Slaven Bilic moves a little closer to scooping Hernandez.

Meanwhile, West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan is believed to have become a target for Bolton – the side where he started his career.

The Express believes the Championship outfit are eager to secure the 33-year-old and report he has told his east London manager he “won’t be happy” with sitting on the sidelines this season.