Premier League side have club-record bid rejected for 25-goal Bundesliga striker

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West Ham have had a £22M bid for Cologne striker Anthony Modeste rejected by the club, according to The Telegraph.

Modeste, who is reported by the Telegraph to have had a £35M price tag slapped on him, was said to be close to agreeing a move to Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian last week, however the move collapsed after the clubs couldn’t agree on a fee for the striker.

As per the Telegraph, West Ham Co-chairman David Gold had recently gone public about the club’s desire to bring in a new striker for the coming season as strikers Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are still both being hindered by injuries.

The report goes on to suggest that West Ham have long been admirers of Modeste and the French striker has been recognised as a prime target by manager Slaven Bilic as the club look to add more firepower to their frontline for the coming season.

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