Hammers looking to bring Ivorian striker to Upton Park.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club are looking into the possibility of signing Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony according to talkSport.
Reports in recent weeks have strongly linked the Hammers with Bony’s signature after club chairman David Gold revealed the club were on the verge of signing a big-name striker.
Bony has been in sensational form for Vitesse this season, netting an incredible 27 goals in just 25 games.
His goals have fired Vitesse into contention for the Eredivisie title as they currently sit just three points off league leaders Ajax.
West Ham are known to be in the market for a new striker this summer with Andy Carroll’s loan deal from Liverpool set to come to an end.
Allardyce is thought to be keen to hold on to Carroll but thinks the club are unlikely to be able to afford Liverpool’s £17 million asking price.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted he will not sell Carroll on the cheap which could pave the way for Bony to arrive at the West Ham instead.
West Ham are desperate to bring in a striker who can hit the back of the net on a regular occasion for next season. The club’s current top scorer is Kevin Nolan who has just six strikes to his name this season.