West Ham United are considering a move for free agent striker Jackson Martinez after he was released by Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, according to West Ham World.

The Hammers are gun-shy in the final third currently, with Andy Carroll on the sidelines through injury and the club opting to sell Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho in January.

West Ham manager David Moyes has used Marko Arnautovic as a striker since being appointed at the London Stadium, with the Austrian attacking midfielder fitting into the position with aplomb.

Despite this, there is a feeling that the Irons could use another experienced and capable option to lead the line and provide competition for Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

Martinez has been released by the Chinese club after failing to make an impact, with the Asian outfit losing a considerable fee on the Colombian after signing him from Porto for an astounding £31 million.

Given that the predatory forward is available on a free transfer, West Ham could weigh up a move for him – but the South American will surely have other European suitors.

The Hammers face Swansea City on Saturday, with the travelling support desperate for three points at the Liberty Stadium.