The club’s ITK has confirmed that the club will turn their attentions to a proven goal scorer once a centre back is announced later this week widely tipped to be Angelo Ogbonna.
Speaking via his regular column the Boleyn Insider announced “My understanding is when the fourth new signing is announced, the Club will turn their attentions to signing another striker/goalscorer.”
One name regularly linked in recent reports is Seydou Doumbia from Roma with some suggesting the Serie A side are willing to let the 27-year-old leave in order to fund a move for Edin Dzeko.
The Ivory Coast international spent a five-year spell in Russia with CSKA Moscow, where he scored 61 goals in 95 games before moving to Serie A in January. He has struggled to recreate his best form for Roma scoring just two goals in 13 games.
However the Daily Express claim the club are set to sign another Roma striker, 24 year old Mattia Destro on loan.
The Times have suggested West Ham have joined the race for FC Sion’s highly-rated Senegalese striker Moussa Konaté. The 22-year-old scored 22 goals from 33 appearances through all competitions for the Swiss outfit last season.