West Ham have reportedly identified two Premier League strikers Liverpool’s Christian Benteke and Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony, as possible striker targets in the summer, according to the Telegraph.
According to Matt Law, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is keen on bringing in another striker this summer and his priority is Marseille’s Belgian star Michy Batshuayi.
However, Law suggests that should the Hammers not be successful in their pursuit of the 22-year old forward, they will look closer to home at two Premier League strikers.
Benteke and Bony are both being linked away from their current clubs as they haven’t really lived up to the price tags they commanded when they moved from Aston Villa and Swansea respectively.
Bony has struggled to adapt since his £28m move to City in January 2014 and has been plagued by injuries. He recently returned from an injury lay-off and started in the win over Aston Villa on Saturday. However, he is not expected to be in Pep Guardiola’s plans and could be offloaded in the summer.
Benteke has found himself down the pecking order at Liverpool with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino in terms of Jurgen Klopp’s striking options and he looks set to leave Liverpool after a single season.