Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti could be set for a move to the Premier League after his agent revealed the ex-Spain international is in talks with West Ham.
Guti, 35, is a free agent after being released by Turkish side Besiktas and is reportedly set for a trial with West Ham and could travel with the side on their pre-season tour of Austria.
With Allardyce already bringing in goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from his former side Bolton, the Hammers boss is now looking to bolster his midfield with the experienced Spaniard.
"West Ham will make a final decision before the season starts," Guti's agent, Barry O'Connor, was quoted as saying in the Sun.
Allardyce has a history of signing Madrid veterans, with Michel Salgado joining Blackburn from the Santiago Bernabeu, while Ivan Campo and Fernando Hierro both joined Allardyce during his time at Bolton.
He had been in talks with Guti over a move to Blackburn before he moved to Turkey in 2010.