West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed Genoa striker Ze Eduardo is undergoing a medical at the club.
He is poised to join West Ham on an initial loan deal until the end of the season as Allardyce looks to ensure promotion from the Championship at the first attempt.
"He has arrived and will go through the normal procedures to make sure he is 100% right before joining us," Allardyce said of the proposed deal for the Brazilian.
Allardyce has seen bids for other forwards, including Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes and Nikica Jelavic of Rangers, turned down this month.
He has finally admitted defeat in his attempts to prize Jelavic from Ibrox, saying the Croat is "too expensive".
West Ham are currently three points clear at the top of the Championship.