According to a report by Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror, West Ham United have set their sights on Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, who could cost them £20million from Coventry City.
The Sky Blues are in the hunt for a Premier League spot via the Championship play-offs.
Gyokeres has been prolific this season, netting 21 times in the league, only behind Ivan Toney of Brentford. West Ham manager David Moyes has a track record of finding gems in the lower divisions, such as Jarrod Bowen from Hull City.
Lewis also claims on the Mirror’s live transfer blog on Tuesday (06:24pm) that Michail Antonio is “set to leave after eight years” and the Hammers are looking to “re-shape” their attack.
West Ham have struggled to find a reliable striker in recent years and their big-money signing of Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo has flopped. The Italian has scored just three goals in 16 Premier League games and Moyes has publicly criticised his work ethic.
With Antonio turning 33 in March and reportedly on his way out in the summer, Moyes needs more options up front as he tries to get West Ham back to challenging for the European places next season – they are currently 15th with three games left after finishing seventh last season.
Gyokeres, 24, is a young and eager forward who wants to test himself at the highest level of English football.
It seems like a deal that would benefit everyone, but Coventry will not let go of their star man easily if they manage to clinch promotion to the Premier League in the next few weeks.