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West Ham United's £16m striker hopes dashed as journalist claims player's hamstring injury could block transfer

West Ham United’s hopes of signing Montpellier striker Gaetan Laborde appear to have been dashed. French journalist Saber Desfarges claims that a hamstring injury sustained by his teammate Andy Delort could see the Ligue 1 outfit block the 26-year-old’s potential move to the London Stadium.

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The French striker is available for around £16 million this month and Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to sign him according to the Telegraph.

The Scot has been desperately searching for a new striker since Sebastien Haller left for Ajax 15 days ago.

As things stand, however, it appears as though the Hammers are nowhere near close to actually signing anyone.

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One of the strikers on our radar is Montpellier ace Gaetan Laborde (Telegraph).

The 26-year-old has racked up six goals and six assists in 20 Ligue 1 games for Montpellier this season (Transfermarkt).

The Montpellier ace is very hard working, and although he isn’t the most prolific of strikers, his endeavour and work ethic might just add something to the Hammers’ attacking play.

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West Ham United’s Gaetan Laborde hopes dashed?

The Hammers have been dealt somewhat of a blow with French journalist Saber Desfarges claiming that a hamstring injury sustained by his teammate Andy Delort could see the Ligue 1 outfit block the 26-year-old’s potential move to the London Stadium.

That will be a real blow for West Ham.

It would surprise nobody if we end up not making a single signing this month.

The board have no ambition. Premier League survival is all they want. And what a huge shame that is for the loyal Hammers fans who would love to see their club in Europe.

Maybe the board deserve a pass on this one, however. A potential deal to sign Laborde now seems to be out of their hands.

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