Josh King is still West Ham United’s top target according to talkSPORT journalist Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams.

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The Hammers have completed the loan signing of Jesse Lingard until the end of the season.

David Moyes desperately needs to add a centre-forward to his ranks at the London Stadium, however.

West Ham have already been linked with a plethora of strikers.

One of the names who keeps popping up is Bournemouth striker Josh King.

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The Hammers were first linked with the 29-year-old hitman in the summer (The Telegraph).

Those links continued on into January, but they have gone quiet over the past week or so.

Josh King still very much on for West Ham switch

The Cherries hitman has once again been linked with a move to the London Stadium today, however.

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Ian Abrahams, a journalist for talkSPORT, claimed today that King is still West Ham’s number one transfer target:

Whilst King isn’t the most glamorous of names to be linked with West Ham, he would still do a job for us.

The 51-capped Norway international would provide adequate competition and cover for Michail Antonio.

Much will depend on what price we can sign the 29-year-old for.

He is out of contract in the summer, so anything more than £5 million would not be worth our while.

If West Ham can bring King to the London Stadium for around £4 million, however, it seems like a no-brainer for Moyes. Only time will tell whether Bournemouth are prepared to sell for that kind of fee though.

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