According to Eurosport, West Ham United have just one potential option left in their hunt to land a new striker this month.

Landing Hwang Hee-Chan of RB Leipzig on a loan deal appears to be David Moyes’ last chance of replacing Sebastien Haller.

The report claims the Hammers thought they could do a deal for Boulaye Dia at Reims but couldn’t decide on the deal which suited them.

And that leaves a swoop for the South Korean as their last hope going into the final days of the window.

Liverpool FC v RB Salzburg: Group E - UEFA Champions League
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Hwang has had a quiet season at Leipzig, which is why there’s the chance for West Ham to land him now.

He joined from RB Salzburg in the summer, where he was a teammate of Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino, now of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool respectively.


Hwang played alongside both men at Anfield in the Champions League group stage last season.

And he found the back of the net in a 4-3 defeat, as well as setting up a goal.

Liverpool FC v RB Salzburg: Group E - UEFA Champions League
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It doesn’t seem like he’ll be in claret and blue in time to face the Reds on Sunday.

But the fact he has done the business against one of the best sides in England should hearten Hammers fans if a deal gets done.

The report also says the club feels he can operate in a similar style to Michail Antonio for West Ham.

But if a new striker doesn’t come in – and West Ham fans have seen enough frustrating windows to be skeptical – Jesse Lingard is apparently viewed as a potential emergency option up front.

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