West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is likely to prioritise at least one new striker in the summer transfer window.

With Andy Carroll’s contract expiring, Marko Arnautovic seemingly unsettled, Lucas Perez frozen out and Javier Hernandez hit-and-miss, West Ham need a striker.

Here are seven Premier League strikers West Ham could attempt to bring in.

Olivier Giroud

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is out-of-contract this summer and unhappy with his role at Stamford Bridge. The 32-year-old may be past his peak but he has scored 77 Premier League goals.

On a free transfer, West Ham could do a lot worse than the experienced Frenchman, who is strong in the air and on his left foot.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

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As a like-for-like Carroll replacement, Fulham star Aleksandar Mitrovic could be a useful asset. The hot-headed Serbian could look for a route back to the top flight with Fulham heading for relegation.

The 24-year-old, formerly of Newcastle United, has scored 10 Premier League goals this season, although he is currently on a seven-game drought.

Divock Origi

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Liverpool only use Divock Origi sparingly and he might be tempted to move somewhere with more first-team assurances. The Belgium international has four goals in 13 games for the Reds this season.

But with only four starts under his belt, the 23-year-old could thrive in a central role elsewhere with West Ham a possibility.

 

Salomon Rondon

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Newcastle signed West Brom striker Salomon Rondon on loan last summer and few expected him to be quite so good. The Venezuela international has been instrumental for the Magpies, scoring 11 goals, registering five assists and causing a nuisance to defenders.

The 29-year-old has a £16.5m release clause (Express and Star) but Newcastle probably have first dibs on the physical centre-forward.

Daniel Sturridge

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Daniel Sturridge is another Liverpool striker who is struggling for game time. The sporadic England international is warming the bench but his contract expires this summer.

The 29-year-old has only scored three goals this season but he might be worth a gamble on a free transfer.

Danny Welbeck

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Danny Welbeck would be a risk for West Ham because of his injury problems. The occasional England international has out since November and is unlikely to play again this season.

But the Hammers might be tempted by this deal because the 28-year-old will soon become a free agent and he can also play in attacking midfield.

Callum Wilson

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Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson might be too expensive for West Ham but it’s worth asking the question. The once-capped England star is quick, strong and clinical in front of goal.

With 12 goals and six assists in 26 games this season, the 27-year-old is a proven scorer at Premier League level.

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