West Ham have approached striker George Weah in a bid to solve their problems in front of goal.
The Hammers have only scored two Premier League goals this season and are yet to pick up a point under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Weah recently came out of retirement to take to the pitch for Liberia against Nigeria.
The only sticking point is Weah’s current job, which requires him to be the President of Liberia, and age. He turns 52 in January.
Lee Satchell, unofficial insider at West Ham, explained: “Pellegrini is set on signing Weah.
“It all started when he saw the name George Weah trending on Twitter. He’s really social media savvy, you see.
“The lads all thought he was joking, so they left him to it.
“Then someone walked into his office the other day and he was watching all these YouTube compilations of Weah banging in goals.
“He’s on the phone to the scouts saying ‘we need to sign this bloke immediately’ and none of them can get through to him that the guy is 51.
“To be fair, when they compared his mobility to that of Mark Noble and Andy Carroll it was pretty similar.
“Contracts are being written up as we speak.”