West Ham United are hoping that they will be able to convince Yossi Benayoun to make a return to Upton Park after learning that he is expected to announce his departure from Chelsea later this week.
Benayoun spent last season on-loan at Arsenal but it has grown increasingly unlikely that he will sign on a permanent deal for the Gunners.
It is also believed that he will be deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea who have begun a summer of transition by signing the likes of Marko Marin and Eden Hazard.
The Daily Mail believes that West Ham, Ajax and Maccabi Haifa are all keen to secure the signature of the vastly experienced midfielder and will look to offer him a contract should he leave Chelsea.
Benayoun took to Twitter last night to say that he is hoping to have some news on his future in the coming days, he said: "I hope I will have some news about my future soon."
The 32-year-old previously enjoyed a two-year stint at West Ham from 2005-07 before moving to Liverpool where he became a regular, playing more than 100 games for the club.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in some new faces to his squad after sealing promotion back to the Premier League and Benayoun could well be a useful asset.