There could be an update on West Ham United’s bid to sign Reims striker Boulaye Dia today.
That’s the suggestion from Get French Football News last night.
Lack of planning leaves West Ham frustrated in striker search
But Reims rejected West Ham’s offer, as since confirmed by Hammers boss David Moyes.
West Ham then turned to Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri who The Athletic claimed was actually Moyes’s main target.
But after seeing two bids rejected Moyes has reportedly thrown the towel in on hopes of signing the Moroccan (talkSPORT).
West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh suggested yesterday that Moyes was no resigned to waiting until the summer to find a new striker and may turn to the loan market for short-term cover instead.
Update on West Ham’s pursuit of Dia coming today claims French source
But it appears West Ham could yet return to Reims with one last attempt to sign Dia.
That’s after GFFN revealed there will be an update on the forward’s future today.
“Tomorrow (Friday) on Get French Football News: detailing the most deadly striking partnership in Ligue 1 (no, not Kylian Mbappé & Neymar) and full analysis on possible January transfer window mover Boulaye Dia, who West Ham United have been in contact with,” GFFN announced on Twitter.
West Ham fans will be waiting to discover whether that contact is new and if Dia could yet join the east Londoners.
Still hope or the death knell for Moyes’s striker plans?
Of course the update could be a negative one. That would sound the death knell on West Ham’s pursuit of Dia.
The 24-year-old Senegalese has scored 12 goals in 18 games this season.
Time is fast running out for Moyes to get business done in the January window.
West Ham have nine days to make signings.
And supporters will be furious if the club’s most promising season for 35 years is jeopordised by an abject failure to provide back-up to injury-prone forward Michail Antonio.
Particularly as other clubs such as Crystal Palace – who already have three proven forwards – and Wolves have made striker signings without any issues this month.