Reims striker Boulaye Dia is a transfer target for West Ham as they seek a replacement for Sebastien Haller.
The 24-year-old is valued at around £ 10million by the French club and has scored 12 goals in 17 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season.
Dia is one of the many forwards who have been linked with West Ham, who are keen to bring in a center-forward during the current transfer window.
The Hammers last week sold Haller to Ajax for £ 20.2m – less than half the 45 million pounds they paid to Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019.
Haller has only scored 10 goals in 48 appearances for West Ham and the club have made a decision to recoup some of their expense with a quickly completed transfer to Ajax.
The swift nature of the deal has left manager David Moyes looking for a replacement urgently, and in one area of the squad he didn’t expect to make a change this month.
“We got an offer we weren’t expecting, it was definitely not expected to lose Seb (Haller) in that window,” admitted Moyes.
“He’s been great for us because he’s won us a few games recently, but I think it’s a really good move for him.
“It’s an offer that if maybe we didn’t (agree) now it wouldn’t come back so we just felt it was the right thing to do.
“We have now created space to attract players – are we ready for that? Not really, but we will do what we can and bring in what we think are the right players.”
The winter transfer window is open until Monday February 1 at 11 p.m.
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