West Ham manager is going shopping in his former backyard – with rumours of advanced talks and agreement in principle to grab winger Gokhan Tore from Besiktas.

According to reports , the Turkish club value the 24-year-old at £12million and a deal would bring the Turkish international back to a city where he spent two years as a youth player after he was spotted by Chelsea's Frank Arnesen playing for Bayer Leverkusen.

Slaven Bilic signed him for Besiktas in 2014 after an impressive loan spell.

Irons fans wanting a sneak preview of their new man could see him in action during Euro 2016 as he has been named in the provisional squad. He could wear the No.7 shirt for the Irons.

A deal would be a healthy breakthrough for Hammers who have seen bids for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Bournemouth pair Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie fall through.

Norwegian midfielder Havard Nordtveit has agreed to come to the new Olympic Stadium when the transfer window officially opens on July 1 while Republic of Ireland U17 international Anthony Scully has now signed a deal to turn him pro at the club.

The 17-year-old said: “It’s a great feeling. It’s a feeling every young boy dreams of, to be a professional footballer. Now that I’ve earned my first one, the hard work continues to try and earn more with West Ham.”

He added: “It’s a great time for all who are a part of [the club]. I remember my first ever time watching West Ham with my Dad. Carlos Tevez scored a free kick and the atmosphere was unbelievable."

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Despite all the movement, West Ham are still on the prowl for that most precious commodity – a natural-born and reliable striker.

"We have a list of forwards all over Europe and most of our money will go into signing one," said co-chairman David Sullivan.

Still on West Ham's radar are Christian Benteke of Liverpool, Wilfried Bony of Manchester City and Michy Batshuayi, 22, of Marseilles, also the subject of interest for Spurs and priced at around 50m euros.