On Monday morning the long awaited departure of Marko Arnautovic was finally confirmed, with the controversial forward moving onto the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG.
There he'll be linking up with Brazilian duo Hulk and Oscar in a move that's earned the Hammers a fee of around £22m, ensuring that they recouped the cash they originally paid to Stoke City to land the Austrian two years ago.
It's not the best of business financially speaking by the Hammers as a player of his quality should be fetching a much bigger fee. But on the flip side they've managed to offload a real disruptive influence from the dressing room before he joined the squad for pre-season training, so Manuel Pellegrini & co can solely focus on the football - so it could prove to be a great decision.
Regardless of the Austrian remaining a Hammer or not, a new forward always at the top of Pellegrini's shopping list this summer as he looks to add to the three signings he's already made in David Martin, Roberto and Pablo Fornals.
Javier Hernandez is expected to depart the London Stadium whilst Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez have both been allowed to move on, so re-enforcements are needed in this area and they appear to have identified their man.
Pellegrini is believed to be a big advocate of Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez, who's attracting a lot of interest. The 22 year-old has been one of La Liga's standout talents over the course of the last two seasons and West Ham are believed to be facing heavy competition from Valencia, who can boast Champions League football.
But despite having European football under their belt, the East Londoners can offer a better financial package for both the player and Celta, so it would appear that they're are in driving seat.
Any transfer for the Uruguayan would shatter West Ham's transfer record which they broke just 12 months ago with the capture of Felipe Anderson (£36m), but is he worth the money should they win the race for his signature?