West Ham desperately need to sign another centre-forward in January. Bournemouth hitman Josh King seems like the ideal option for us. But the 28-year-old’s recent ‘Manchester United dream’ admission may well complicate matters for the Hammers.

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David Moyes will be keen to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium in January.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fairly well stocked in that department at Old Trafford.

But with Edinson Cavani set to turn 34 in February, it wouldn’t be outside the realms of possibility for Manchester United to be eyeing up another striker.

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Bournemouth ace Josh King would be a useful option for United, and a cheap one too.

The Red Devils were allegedly interested in signing the Cherries forward earlier this year in January and in the summer (Sky Sports).

So if Man United were to go back in for the 28-year-old, West Ham could really have their work cut-out. At the very least, it would really complicate matters for the Hammers.

If it was a straight up choice between West Ham and Manchester United for King, it’s fairly obvious what the outcome would be.

King’s ‘Man United dream’

The 28-year-old recently admitted that it would be amazing if the Red Devils came back in for him, as quoted by TEAMtalk:

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“I will not lie, because I really wanted to go there in January, but what happened, happened. I know why things happened. We’ll just have to wait and see. There is a lot that is open. I have a dream to play in the Champions League. Whether it will happen this season or in two years, I do not know. But I have a dream about it that all boys have. What if United are still interested? That would be amazing. I was at United for five years and I learned lot there.”

Claret and Hugh recently claimed that West Ham are hopeful of signing King for less than £10 million in January.

The Bournemouth ace really would be an exceptionally good addition for the Hammers.

Missing out on his signature to Manchester United would be a really big blow for the east London outfit.

The Red Devils may not choose to pursue the 28-year-old again of course. But if they do, West Ham’s chances of signing King may well already be over.

Here’s to hoping that Solskjaer has bigger and more expensive targets on his wish-list in January!

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