West Ham open talks with Samuel Eto'o

West Ham have opened talks with Samuel Eto'o over a shock move for the veteran striker.

According to SportsMail, the former Chelsea striker's agent Claudio Vigarelli held face-to-face talks with manager Sam Allardyce in London on Wednesday.

And the Hammers are working on a deal to bring the Cameroon star to Upton Park ahead of next season.

The Hammers are desperate to sign a new forward following the news that Andy Carroll will miss the next four months with an ankle injury.

And the East London club are ready to offer Eto'o a 12 month deal.

Eto'o is a free agent after his release by Chelsea last summer and is keen to stay in London.

Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal have also been linked with the ex-Barcelona frontman, while he is numerous lucrative offers from the Middle East.

Eto'o is expected to make a decision on his future at some point next week.