West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an exciting update on the club’s striker chase.

Hammers fans react to five-second video of striker target and they’re all saying the same thing

West Ham have been linked with a a host of strikers since selling £45million flop Sebastien Haller to Ajax last week.

One of those is Stade Reims forward Boulaye Dia.

Servette FC v Stade de Reims: UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round
Photo by RvS.Media Basile Barbey Getty Images

Hammers linked with host of strikers including Dia

Le 10 Sport recently claimed that the 24-year-old hitman is a target for the Hammers.

ExWHUemployee then suggested that West Ham could be set to make a bid for the Frenchman.

But West Ham have been linked with a plethora of other targets since from Patson Daka to Marko Arnautovic, Ismaila Sarr and Josh King.

Yesterday The Evening Standard claimed ‘talks have been held’ with representatives of Dia – who has 12 goals in 17 games this season.

The striker is said to be available for around £13.4 million according to EN24 News.

Servette FC v Stade de Reims: UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round
Photo by RvS.Media Basile Barbey Getty Images

ExWHUemployee claims Dia is Moyes’s main target as West Ham ‘try to agree a fee’

And now anonymous inside source ExWHUemployee has backed up The Evening Standard’s claim – revealing Dia is Moyes’s preferred choice and that West Ham are about to step up their bid.

“It appears that Boulaye Dia of Reims has emerged as the preferred forward target for the club!” ExWHUemployee said on his Patreon site.

 

“We are looking to step up our initial enquiries and try to agree a fee. As I’ve reported before there are other targets where talks have happened and I’ll explain more on the podcast tonight.”

Two reported targets David Moyes can strike off his list are Luka Jovic and Moussa Dembele.

Photo by BEN STANSALL POOL AFP via Getty Images

Two other Hammers targets bite the dust as Moyes faces desperate striker situation

West Ham have been heavily linked with both forwards for some time.

But overnight Dembele agreed a loan deal – pending a medical today – to sign for Atletico Madrid (Marca).

And Jovic also agreed a return to Eintracht Frankfurt from Real Madrid, on loan with the option to buy (Daily Mail and Italian journalist Nicolo Schira).

West Ham are in desperate need of a new striker.

Moyes tried to sign one in the summer. And that was before Haller was sold.

Now the Scot only has Michail Antonio to call on and the injury-prone West Ham striker is not yet fully fit.

Man mountain refutes suggestions about West Ham

Have something to tell us about this article?