Reims striker Boulaye Dia is a switch goal for West Ham as they search a substitute for Sebastien Haller.
The 24-year-old is rated at round £10m by the French membership and has scored 12 objectives in 17 Ligue 1 appearances up to now this season.
Dia is one among a number of strikers who has been linked with West Ham, who’re eager to usher in a centre-forward in the course of the present switch window.
The Hammers final week offered Haller to Ajax for £20.2m – lower than half the £45m they paid Eintracht Frankfurt in the summertime of 2019.
Haller solely scored 10 objectives in 48 appearances for West Ham and the membership took the choice to recoup a few of their outlay with a quickly-completed switch to Ajax.
The swift nature of that deal has left supervisor David Moyes looking for a substitute as a matter of some urgency, and in an space of the group he was not anticipating to make an alteration this month.
“We received a proposal we weren’t anticipating, it definitely wasn’t deliberate to lose Seb (Haller) on this window,” admitted Moyes.
“He has been nice for us as a result of he has gained us just a few video games lately however I feel it is a actually good transfer for him.
“It is a proposal that if possibly we did not (agree) now, it would not come up once more so we simply felt it was the suitable factor to do.
“We have now created room to carry gamers in – are we prepared for that? Not likely, however we’ll do what we are able to and herald what we expect are the suitable gamers.”
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