According to a report from Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport, West Ham were keen to sign Real Betis hitman Loren Moron in January. And now the Spaniard is tempted to join their bitter London rivals Tottenham, according to Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo.

The Hammers will be desperate to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer. £45 million summer signing Sebastien Haller has struggled to impress so far this season.

Albian Ajeti, meanwhile, has barely played, and West Ham are already looking to move the Swiss hitman on, according to Claret and Hugh.

And Moron might have been the ideal summer addition for the Hammers.

Real Betis Balompie v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
Loren Moron (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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The 26-year-old has been in decent form for Betis this season, racking up 11 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

In 26 La Liga appearances, the Spaniard has scored nine goals and chipped in with two assists. He has won an average of 1.3 aerial duals per game and has attempted 1.6 shots at goal per game. Moron has also averaged 0.5 key passes and 0.3 dribbles per game during those outings (Who Scored).

Real Betis Balompie v RCD Mallorca - La Liga
Loren Moron (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

West Ham will have their work cut-out now if they want to sign Moron, however.

Estadio Deportivo claims that the Spanish striker is tempted to join Tottenham.

Corriere dello Sport claims that Moron will cost around €40 million (£37 million) this summer.

Perhaps for that kind of money, however, West Ham never really stood a chance anyway.

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