East London club keen to secure Ivorian striker’s signature.
West Ham have made an improved offer to Vitesse Arnhem for their striker Wilfried Bony according to tuttomercatoweb.
The Ivorian forward has been in impressive form this season and has been attracting the attention of a number of Premier League sides.
Bony’s goals have fired Vitesse into third in the Dutch Eredivisie and they are still in with a chance of lifting the title as they are just three points off league leaders Ajax.
West Ham chairman David Gold revealed last week that the club were on the verge of signing a big name striker.
But once reports revealed that their target was Bony, a number of other Premier League sides were alerted to the player’s availability.
It has been suggested that Fulham and Chelsea are now set to rival West Ham for the player’s signature.
West Ham are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by agreeing an early deal for the player.
They have returned to Vitesse with an improved offer of £12 million in the hopes of securing a summer move for Bony.
West ham are in the market for a new striker with on loan forward Andy Carroll looking likely to return to Liverpool as the Hammers are unable to afford his £15 million transfer fee.