Russia striker Fyodor Smolov wants to join West Ham before the World Cup starts this summer, according to Sky Sports
A source close to Smolov says West Ham “can end the Cold War” by signing Smolov.
Fyodor Smolov is valued at between £10m and £13m by Krasnodar and he is expected to leave the Russian club this summer.
West Ham were in talks to sign Smolov last summer but manager David Moyes was not convinced that he was strong enough to play in the Premier League.
Marseille are also interested but Smolov would prefer to move to London.
Smolov has scored 50 goals in 67 games for Krasnodar and 12 times in 30 games for Russia.