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Report claims West Ham want Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke and Manuel Pellegrini needs his attributes

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West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is being linked with a January move for Liverpool outcast Dominic Solanke.

Pellegrini has been hampered by a Premier League-worst injury list.

It has denied the Chilean the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko and now Ryan Fredericks.

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Over-reliance on Arnie

The Hammers create plenty of chances but look short up front in some games.

There is an over-reliance on Marko Arnautovic.

And beyond the Austrian West Ham lack the kind of quality to really compete in the Premier League.

It has not happened for Javier Hernandez in East London.

Conversely it says a lot about Lucas Perez that the much-criticised Michail Antonio is ahead of him in the pecking order.

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Solanke ideal for West Ham but they must convince Liverpool

According to The Sun, Liverpool will loan out former Chelsea youth star Solanke in January to help his development.

West Ham have been alerted to his availability and are keen to bring him to the London Stadium.

The Sun claims the only caveat for Pellegrini would be to convince Liverpool and their young forward that he would start.

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Hold-up man who also has the pace to threaten in behind

Pellegrini is right to target Solanke who has all the attributes West Ham are missing up front.

The Hammers can no longer rely on Carroll and lack a player who can hold the ball up and bring the likes of Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic and others into play more often during a game.

Solanke would be ideal for that role and offers great pace and no mean finishing ability too.

With Arnautovic and Anderson behind him West Ham would start to look an extremely dangerous proposition.

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