West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola has confirmed his interest in signing Internazionale midfielder Luis Jimenez.
The Chile international has endured an injury-plagued two-year spell with the Italian champions following a 2007 move from Ternana in Serie B.
However, Zola believes the creative midfielder would be a perfect fit at Upton Park.
Speaking about the 19-times capped international, Zola said: "Let's hope we can sign him. He is one of those who play the way I like."
Zola though has conceded he may face work permit difficulties when attempting to sign the South American.
Jimenez is not a regular for Chile under current coach Marcelo Bielsa.
"It's not easy to sign non-EU players in England but I think these problems can be solved," he added.