Norwegian journalist Arilas Ould-Saada has claimed that West Ham have made an improved bid of £14 million for Bournemouth front-man Josh King.

In other news…Moyes must be mad – signing £5m man would have made West Ham’s window exceptional

But the Cherries are allegedly holding out for £17 million for 28-year-old.

The Hammers are closing in on a £30 million deal to sign Said Benrahma from Brentford (Sky Sports).

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Josh King (Photo by ORN E. BORGEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

But it seems as though their business is not quite done yet.

Norwegian journalist Arilas Ould-Saada has claimed that West Ham have lodged a £14 million bid for Josh King:

 

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King racked up six goals and four assists in 26 Premier League games last season (Who Scored).

In those outings, the 28-year-old averaged one shot, 1.2 key passes and two dribbles per game. He also won an average of 2.3 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).

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Joshua King (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

He is an incredibly hard worker, has plenty of energy and stamina, can play anywhere along the front-line and would be the ideal man to provide competition for West Ham’s current forwards.

It was only three seasons ago when King scored 16 Premier League goals in a single campaign as well.

Let’s hope there is some substance behind this rumour. It really would be a great signing to get over the line for us.

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