West Ham are set to go back in for Bournemouth striker Josh King in January, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has allegedly made his mind up and wants to bring the 28-year-old to the London Stadium.

King is now apparently a priority signing for West Ham.

The east London outfit have been chasing the 51-capped capped Norway international since the summer.

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

The Hammers tried to sign the 28-year-old Cherries hitman in the Summer (Sky Sports).

At the time, it was reported that West Ham were being asked to pay £18 million for the 51-capped Norway international (Sky Sports).

 

King’s current deal with Bournemouth expires next summer, however. So that price will have dropped considerably.

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

Claret and Hugh claims that West Ham boss David Moyes has identified the 28-year-old as the striker he wants to sign in January.

It is suggested that the Hammers may only have to pay £13 million, or even less for King. West Ham would be prepared to pay up to £15 million, however, split over 24 months in order to bring the Bournemouth striker to east London.

£15 million does seem like a lot of money for a 28-year-old who has just six months remaining on his contract. Unless West Ham can pick him up for £10 million or less, we should just wait until the summer when we would be able to sign him for nothing.

We do need another forward, however. So perhaps Moyes is ready to pay slightly over the odds. Either way, King would be a very useful addition for the Hammers.

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