The agent of Brescia winger Savio Nsereko claims West Ham have made enquiries about his client.
The 19-year-old is believed to be interesting several clubs in Italy, particularly Napoli.
And Nsereko's representative Dieter Heimen says the Barclays Premier League club, who sold striker Craig Bellamy to Manchester City earlier this week, have also thrown their hat into the ring.
"There are a few clubs currently knocking on the door and asking about his situation and West Ham is one of them," he told Sport Bild magazine.
"We have not started negotiations yet. The former general manager of Brescia (Gianluca Nani) now works at West Ham and therefore he knows him."
However, Heimen cannot see the talented teenager leaving Brescia this month.
The Serie B club offers the player the best surroundings to further mature and improve, according to Heimen.
"Savio should just keep playing and carry on this run he is on, increasing his self-confidence and then we will see where we are in the summer," he continued.
"He is concentrating on Brescia at the moment, but you cannot rule anything out in football."
Nsereko was born in Uganda, but his family emigrated to Germany as a youngster.
He started his professional football career with 1860 Munich before joining Brescia in 2005.
He starred for the Germany Under-19 squad when they won the European Championships in the Czech Republic last summer and was voted the tournament's best player, despite missing the final due to suspension.
After a slow start to the current Serie B season, the young attacking midfielder has now claimed a regular berth in the Brescia team and helped them rise to third in the table.Reuse content