West Ham Bid for Four Strikers Including Arsenal Youngster and Portuguese International

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Upton Park side chasing Emirates Stadium and Stoke City stars.

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will continue his desperate search for a new striking option with the BBC reporting that his east London side has targeted four potential signing.

England man Andy Carroll, who netted two Premier League goals last season, is out with an ankle injury and though the Hammers have forked out £12m for Ecuador World Cup hero Enner Valencia, he too will miss the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has gone public on the issue of a striker signing, stating;

“We’ve got offers in for one striker in England and three abroad – and we just hope to land one of them,”

“We have worked 24/7 all summer and want at least one more striker.”

Those said to be in the running are Stoke City forward Peter Crouch, Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell and experienced Portuguese international Hugo Almeida.

One wonders if Arsene Wenger may be open to the possibility of sending Costa Rican international Campbell on another loan spell, having farmed out the youngster for the past three seasons, with the view of handing him some much needed Premier League experience.

Crouch is a decent option and can only surely be an improvement on crocked flop Carroll.

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