Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has been linked with a sensational return to West Ham United, according to The Guardian.
The latest reports have revealed that West Ham are planning to offer £6million to Sunderland for the possible move of Defoe next month.
The 34-year-old is not a long term option for the Hammers but he would certainly add goals which they currently need to climb the Premier League table.
West Ham are also keeping tabs on AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca who was also linked in the summer but the English side failed to sign him.
The London side are currently on 13th spot in the Premier League with only 19 points. They are five points clear from the relegation zone.
Defoe is a great striker with a proven goal scoring record, he has netted eight goals in 14 league games for the Black Cats this season. But on the other hand, Sunderland would not be in mood to sell their star man in the January window. He has been an important part and could help them to avoid the relegation this season.
Also for their second option Bacca would be happy in Italy with a side that are fighting for the Champions League spot.