WEST HAM are on the trail of Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo.
Guinean international Bayo, 23, helped his side win promotion last season but has been unsettled by failed bids in the window.
Bordeaux had a £7million offer rejected as Clermont want £10m.
Bayo is due to play in the African Cup of Nations in January so a move by the Hammers is more likely next summer than this winter.
The centre-forward earned a place in the French club’s senior squad in 2018 after impressing in its youth set up.
The 23-year-old underwent a season-long loan a year later in Dunkerque and has since become a regular in Pascal Gastien’s side.
The Guinean has amassed a total of 26 goals and nine assists in 54 matches across all competitions for Clermont.
The forward has been impressive in this season’s Ligue 1 having registered three goals and two assists in six matches already.
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West Ham boss David Moyes looks to be keen to sign a new striker after admitting he is still disappointed the club did not land someone to compete with Michail Antonio.
Moyes recently said: “We would have liked to have brought in someone who could directly replace Mich during the window.
“[Someone] Who could possibly help him out but we just could not find anyone.
“We have to try and find other ways of doing it and bringing other people who we think can score goals in a different way.
“Keeping Mich fit is really important for us, we will not play him in all of the games but will try and use him at the right times.”
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