West Ham United are being heavily linked with a move for Hull City star Jarrod Bowen this evening.

David Moyes is desperate for more firepower to help West Ham in their battle against relegation.

The Hammers are struggling for goals with £45million man Sebastien Haller netting just six times since arriving in East London.

Michail Antonio has been operating as a makeshift forward when available. But that is becoming something of a rarity as he continues to be plagued by injuries.

Moyes has admitted he is still on the hunt for signings before Friday’s transfer window deadline (Sky Sports).

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Moyes seeking more firepower

The Scot has signed back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph and midfielder Tomas Soucek so far.

A striker will be high on his wish-list.

And reports have emerged that the Hammers are making a move to sign Hull striker Bowen before Friday’s deadline (The Sun).

Bowen has scored 49 goals during the last 18 months in the Championship with Hull.

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Hammers linked with Bowen bid

And at 23 he is an exciting, young English talent.

The Sun claim in an exclusive story that West Ham boss Moyes plans to offer £12m plus around £5m in extras to try and beat Crystal Palace to the signing of Bowen.

“Hull are likely to accept and Bowen will jump at the Premier League riches and a shot at the big time after serving his time in the Championship,” The Sun claims.

But West Ham fans should not get too excited.

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Transfer guru says Hull are ‘laughing’ at West Ham Bowen talk

That’s according to Sky Sports transfer guru Kaveh Solhekol.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Show on Thursday night, Solhekol claimed Hull were ‘laughing’ at the speculation and have no intention of selling.

“According to (fellow reporter) David Craig that is (talk of West Ham being in for Bowen) not entirely accurate,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports Transfer Show.

“His understanding is that West Ham are considering making a move for him. Now as far as Hull are concerned, we’ve got a Hull City reporter who has excellent contacts at the club and what he is telling us this evening is that Hull don’t want to sell him, he’s got six months left on his contract but Hull have an option to extend that by another year so effectively he’s got 18 months left.

“But as far as Hull are concerned they value him at more than £20m and frankly they are laughing at these valuations of £16m. But this is one that could go right up to the transfer deadline even though Hull are under no pressure to sell and they want to keep him.”

In other West Ham striker news, Foot 365 in France claims the Hammers are closely monitoring Young Boys forward Nsame with ‘great interest’.

Nsame, 26, has scored 84 goals in the last four seasons and is a Cameroon international.

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