Everton are now leading the race to sign alleged West Ham target Josh King according to a report from the Sun.

In other news…Report: £4.5m striker is ‘very high’ on West Ham boss David Moyes’s transfer wish-list

Missing out on the 28-year-old would be a big blow for the Hammers.

Not every West Ham fan wants Josh King at the London Stadium, and they view him as a massive downgrade on the recently departed Sebastien Haller.

The 51-capped Norway international would undoubtedly do a job for David Moyes, however.

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

talkSPORT claims that West Ham want to sign the Bournemouth hitman. Claret and Hugh recently claimed that the Hammers are eyeing a bargain £10 million deal for the 28-year-old.

Signing a new striker this month will be of paramount importance for the Hammers.

It seems as though we could be set for some disappointment, however.

 

Everton leading Josh King race?

The Sun claims that Everton could lead the race for King because Bournemouth are keen to sign some of the Toffees youngsters in return.

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

It is claimed that the 28-year-old forward will have the final say on where he moves to next. He could wait until the summer to leave Bournemouth on a free in order to give him more leverage in salary negotiations with his potential next clubs.

Carlo Ancelotti allegedly trying to bring Josh King to Goodison Park will be a big complication for West Ham.

The Italian is overseeing a wonderfully exciting project at Everton and it may well be hard for the Hammers to convince the Norwegian striker to choose the London Stadium over Goodison Park.

Both West Ham and Everton need more competition in the centre-forward department. The Hammers are in more urgent need of a top class front-man, however.

Hopefully that urgency stands us in good stead in the race for King’s signature. Signing a new striker this month is now an absolute must.

Forget what some fans say – the Norway international would be perfect for West Ham and the way we play. Everton have clearly thrown a spanner in the works, however.

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