Hammers are in urgent need of attacking reinforcements.
West Ham United are to step up their attempts to sign Udinese front man Matej Vydra before the new Premier League season gets under way, reports talkSPORT.co.uk.
Hammers head coach Sam Allardyce is understood to be desperate to bring another centre forward to Upton Park while the summer transfer window is still open, after it was confirmed that club-record signing Andy Carroll would not be fit in time for the start of the campaign after picking up a heel injury.
And with the east London club having all but given up hope of landing Lille forward Salomon Kalou this summer, it means that at present Allardyce is down to only one fit attacker to call upon, the inexperienced Modibo Maiga.
All of which means that the club are now scoring the transfer market for potential strikers, with the name of Czech Republic international Vydra believed to be top of Allardyce’s wish list.
The 21-year-old spent the whole of the previous campaign on a season-long loan with Championship outfit Watford, where Vydra proved to be a huge success for Gianfranco Zola’s side, netting an impressive 20 goals in only 41 matches for the Hornets, form in front of goal that helped propel the club all the way to the Championship play-off final at Wembley stadium against Crystal Palace.
However, the Eagles won that contest, meaning Vydra returned to his parent club in Serie A, but the marksman may now be about to fulfill his Premier League dream in any case next season at Upton Park.