West Ham will try to step up its attack after selling Sébastien Haller to Ajax for £ 20m, the money from Haller’s sale will be given to David Moyes to reinvest in his squad and the manager might be interested to revive Joshua King of Bournemouth, whose contract expires at the end of the season

Moyes targeted King in the previous transfer window but Bournemouth kept the striker after relegation and turned down West Ham’s £ 13m bid, however, the Norwegian international is still ready to leave and with his deal expiring, his price is likely be sunk

King’s misfortune at Bournemouth is captured by his performance this season: he has only played eight games in the championship and has yet to score one goal, but the 28-year-old showed his quality with 48 goals in 169 games for Bournemouth in the Premier League and his experience appeals to Moyes, although the former Manchester United and Blackburn striker could choose to sign a lucrative pre-contract with a European club

West Ham’s need for a striker is clear after the sale of Haller, which was signed by Eintracht Frankfurt for £ 45million in 2019, Haller was sold at a £ 25million loss, and his departure leaves Moyes with Michail Antonio as back to the only senior striker available to him Antonio has a long history of hamstring injuries and has missed a significant part of this season

West Ham, set to sell Robert Snodgrass to West Brom, has to decide if paying a fee to King is good deal if he won’t be available for anything in the summer Other targets include Adam Hlozek of Sparta Prague, Abdallah Sima by Slavia Prague and Boulaye Dia by Reims Reims are believed to be open to sell Dia, who has scored 10 goals in Ligue 1 this season

Chances are West Ham is trying to sign Olivier Giroud, who is unsettled at Chelsea, but Frank Lampard is unlikely to approve the sale, so it’s also doubtful Giroud would envision the move

Moyes will hope that anyone who arrives will offer more than Haller who failed to live up to expectations The Ivory Coast international scored 10 goals in 48 games before joining Ajax through 2025

West Ham is considering ending Felipe Anderson’s unproductive stint in Porto but has yet to find a new loaner club for the Brazilian winger, a £ 37m purchase in 2018

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/08/west-ham-sell-sebastien-haller-to-ajax-at-25m-loss