Hammers manager David Moyes is keen on reinforcing his attacking options after losing Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta to injury. Mohammed Kudus is away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Moyes is eyeing a couple of transfers to bolster his squad, and Smith Rowe is on his shortlist. They have opened discussions for his signing.
Smith Rowe has struggled for game time at Arsenal this season, making only six Premier League appearances for the Gunners, starting once.
The 23-year-old will be open to finding playing time elsewhere, and he might get what he is looking for with West Ham.
The Hammers are preparing for the departure of Said Benrahma, who is attracting interest from Brentford and Ligue 1, and Smith Rowe could be a replacement for the Algerian attacker.
Smith Rowe struggled with injuries last season and found Kai Havertz ahead of him in the pecking order this season.
A move away from Arsenal could help Smith Rowe re-establish himself in top-flight football as he hopes to fulfil the massive potential he showed as a youngster.
Smith Rowe could be lining up alongside England international Kalvin Phillips at West Ham.
The Hammers have been linked with a transfer for the wantaway Manchester City midfielder, and he could be a terrific addition.
West Ham are also reportedly targeting Genk attacker Joseph Paintsil.
The move for Smith Rowe could benefit both parties, especially Arsenal. They could sell him to fund their summer expenditure if he performs at West Ham.
The Gunners are keen on a striker but don’t have the funds to pursue Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney.
Funds from Smith Rowe’s sale could boost their coffers for a summer transfer.
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