West Ham United are persevering with to observe the progress of Reims striker Boulaye Dia forward of the summer time, Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t SportWitness) claims.
The French striker was often linked with the Hammers in the course of the winter switch window, however a deal did not materialise.
The 24-year-old’s kind has dipped over the previous few months, however the striker nonetheless appeals to the Hammers following their January curiosity.
Nonetheless, they may face competitors this summer time with Serie A duo Napoli and Fiorentina eager on signing the Senegal worldwide.
The Hammers sanctioned the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January, however they did not land an appropriate alternative earlier than the deadline.
Michail Antonio is the one senior striker within the squad, and he’s presently on the sidelines with a hamstring damage sustained in early April.
The membership are presently fifth within the league standings, three factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who even have a superior objective distinction.
They nonetheless stand an outdoor likelihood of qualifying for the Champions League, and their switch plans could depend upon that.
Dia, who has netted 14 objectives this time period, may very well be an choice for the Hammers in the event that they fail to complete within the high 4.
In the event that they safe a Champions League end, their focus might shift to a extra high-profile selection resembling Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri.
Dia was valued at round €15 million in January. Crystal Palace and Fulham had been additionally linked with him earlier this yr.
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