West Ham transfer update: Moyes presses on with striker hunt as Spanish club hikes fee

Pete Lynch January 19, 2021
West Ham transfer update: Moyes presses on with striker hunt as Spanish club hikes fee
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Here’s a round-up of the latest transfer news surrounding West Ham United.

Earlier this week we reported on the Hammers’ links to Alassane Plea, Morgan Sanson and Gaetan Laborde among others.

Here’s the latest transfer news and gossip from the West Ham camp.

Possible signings

Adam Armstrong vs Youssef En-Nesyri

David Moyes is keen on a move for Blackburn Rovers star Adam Armstrong, according to TEAMtalk.

The Hammers boss views Armstrong as an alternative to top attacking target Youssef En-Nesyri, whose move is now in doubt.

Sevilla have told West Ham they will have to pay £35 million for the Morocco international, according to Marca.

That figure is likely to deter the West Ham board with Armstrong viewed as much more value for money.

The former Newcastle forward has scored 16 goals in 23 Championship appearances this season.

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Boulaye Dia

Another striker attracting interest from east London is Boulaye Dia, according to Le10 Sport, with Fulham and Crystal Palace also in the running for his signature.

The Reims striker is joint top of Ligue 1’s scoring charts this season with 12 goals alongside Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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Junior Firpo

ESPN reports West Ham would be willing to bring in Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo but can’t guarantee him a regular starting role.

Aaron Cresswell has made the position his own at the London Stadium this season.

The ball may be back in Firpo’s court.

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Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard is keen on a move away from Old Trafford.

Howver, ESPN claims Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t want to sell the midfielder in this window.

Tottenham Hotspur, Marseille and Inter Milan have also been linked with the 28-year-old England international.

Odsonne Edouard

The Scotsman claims Moyes is keeping tabs on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

The Frenchman has been linked with a number of European clubs in recent weeks and could force a move away from Celtic Park this month.

Craig Dawson

Currently on loan from Watford, Craig Dawson has convinced Moyes to make his deal permanent, according to the Evening Standard.

Dawson has kept clean sheets in his past four appearances for the Hammers and scored the winner in the FA Cup victory over Stockport County.

Moyes has been impressed by the defender and will look to turn his loan spell into a permanent transfer.

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