West Ham United get big double striker transfer boost with Ligue 1 targets Habib Diallo and Ludovic Ajorque in exodus.
West Ham are known to be targeting players from the French league, a specialist area for head of recruitment Rob Newman.
David Moyes needs to rebuild his West Ham side with at least six or seven quality signings this summer.
And signing a striker is a top priority.
The Hammers have been linked with a host of players from Ligue 1.
Two of those are Strasbourg forwards Habib Diallo and Ludovic Ajorque.
According to a report from ESPN, West Ham are battling the likes of Nottingham Forest and Brighton for 26-year-old striker Diallo this summer.
Diallo has enjoyed a fine season with Strasbourg scoring 12 goals and laying on two assists in 33 outings. That means he has now scored 21 goals and provided five assists in 64 appearances for Strasbourg (Transfermarkt).
Moyes has also been linked with an interest in Diallo’s giant strike partner Ajorque (FootMercato).
And the Ligue 1 outfit’s president – former West Ham star Marc Keller – has admitted that the club is open to selling the 6ft 6in hitman (Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace).
Today saw West Ham get a big double striker transfer boost with Ligue 1 targets Diallo and Ajorque reportedly included in an exodus from their club.
L’Équipe are reporting that Strasbourg are set to revamp their forward line over the summer with Diallo and Ajorque to be sold.
The Ligue 1 club’s other forward Majeed Waris, himself once linked with West Ham, is also leaving.
The report claims Strasbourg have valued Ajorque at €15m (£12.75m) but no figure is quoted for Diallo.
Ajorque also had a solid season with 12 goals and eight assists as Strasbourg finished in an impressive sixth place.
L’Équipe claim Diallo’s rate of over a goal contribution every two games has attracted interest from the Premier League with West Ham and Forest named.
The report states the club ‘would find it difficult to prevent his departure’.
Moyes has also been linked with Clermont Foot forward Mohamed Bayo and relegated Bordeaux striker Alberth Elis.
The latter signed a permanent deal with Bordeaux today despite their relegation.
But L’Équipe claim that is merely so the financially troubled French side can sell him on for a profit with Premier League sides circling.