Cottagers join the race for Vitesse Arnhem striker.
Fulham have joined the race for Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony according to The London Evening Standard.
The striker has been putting in some impressive displays in the Dutch Eredivisie and reports in recent days had suggested that West Ham were close to securing a deal for the Vitesse Arnhem striker.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan had suggested the club were about to smash their transfer record, set just last year when they splashed £11 million on winger Matt Jarvis.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements as West Ham have the fourth worst goal-scoring record in the Premier League this season, managing a paltry 32 goals in 29 league games.
To make matters worse, Andy Carroll’s loan deal from Liverpool expires at the end of the season and the Anfield club are likely to demand a significant transfer fee to make the deal permanent.
But sources from Vitesse are emerging saying that the East London club are not the only Premier League side interested in Bony, who has scored 26 goals in just 24 games for the Dutch side.
Fulham are reportedly also preparing a bid for the player and Martin Jol is set to use his contacts in Holland to steal a march on the Hammers for the player’s signature.