According to a report from the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United are now monitoring alleged West Ham United target Abdallah Sima.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be keen to bring a new striker to the London Stadium this summer.
Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the same boat at Old Trafford.
Now, the 19-year-old is not an out and out striker. He can play anywhere along the front-line and has mostly operated out wide this season.
Sima certainly has the attributes needed to evolve into a proper number nine, however.
West Ham dream dead as Manchester United line up Abdallah Sima swoop?
Manchester Evening News claims that Man United are monitoring the 19-year-old forward as part of a new recruitment strategy whereby they will be targeting the highest rated teenagers around the world.
And if the Red Devils do in fact make a move to sign Sima, the Hammers will have a real problem.
He has enjoyed a fantastic campaign as well, with 19 goals and eight assists in 35 games to his name this term (Transfermarkt).
The young Slavia Prague ace is exactly the kind of signing West Ham should be making.
One factor in the Hammers’ favour will be that we should be able to offer Sima more regular first-team action than Manchester United will be.
The 19-year-old has so much talent and will surely go on to become a star in the game. He could be available for around £25 million this summer (Claret and Hugh).
That fee would represent superb value for West Ham.
Let’s just hope that we have already laid enough groundwork to beat Manchester United to his signature this summer.