West Ham’s striker search has taken a new twist. According to trusted insider EXWHUEmployee, West Ham’s top striker target is now FC Basel striker Albian Ajeti.

Other clubs are in for Ajeti and West Ham are trying to negotiate a deal for him. Basel want to sell the 22-year-old while West Ham are trying to sort out a loan-to-buy agreement.

EXWHUEmployee’s update is in line with reports from Switzerland. Swiss media outlet Blick reported that West Ham are thinking about making a bid of £8.5m for Ajeti while West Brom are also keen.

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West Ham’s priority before Thursday is Goncalo Cardoso, who is reportedly on the verge of completing a £2.75m move to East London (Sky Sports News). But after the Portuguese centre-back arrives, the Hammers could move for Ajeti to solve their striker problems.

Sebastian Haller and Javier Hernandez are the only two strikers on West Ham’s books with Michail Antonio able to slot in too. Ajeti would complete Manuel Pellegrini’s ranks if he does arrive.

Here are some tweets from West Ham fans after EXWHUEmployee revealed that the Switzerland international was West Ham’s top striker target.

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