According to The Guardian, Monaco striker Lacina Traore has been granted a work permit that will facilitate a loan move to West Ham. If all goes to plan, the Ivorian will be in the Hammers line-up for the match with Newcastle at the weekend.
Traore is known as "the Gentle Giant," as his 6'8" frame makes him one of the tallest players in the professional game. In fact, he is set to become the joint-tallest player in the Premier League.
Here are the English top flight's current tallest ballers.