West Ham Eye January Swoop For Atletico Madrid Striker

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Premier League strugglers West Ham United want to sign in-demand Atletico de Madrid front man Leo Baptistao on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The east London outfit have been playing without a recognised centre forward all campaign long following the heel injury picked up by club-record signing Andy Carroll towards the back end of the previous season.

And with the Hammers now in a relegation fight, head coach Sam Allardyce is said to be keen to sign a new striker this month, with Atleti’s Brazilian attacker thought to be interesting Allardyce, although the club will face stiff competition for the 21-year-old’s signature from the likes of Liga sides Malaga, Villarreal and Real Betis.

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