Strikers are the name of the game for West Ham in the summer and buying a few wouldn’t go amiss.

One name who keeps popping up is Manchester City outcast Wilfried Bony.

The Hammers considered signing Bony before he came to English football but opted to sign Andy Carroll instead, allowing the Ivorian to complete a move to Swansea where he didn’t look back.

Bony has been unable to cement a place of his own in the City team since his arrival and he was sent out on loan last summer to Stoke but again, things haven’t gone well for him

Making just 10 Premier League appearances, scoring twice, Bony hasn’t played for Stoke since late December and won’t be staying at the Bet365 stadium beyond this season.

According to the Daily Mail, both West Ham and former club Swansea will once again be vying for the 28-year-old’s signature once the transfer window opens up.

There is considerable interest from China in Bony who will be allowed to leave the Etihad for a cut-price £15m fee, considerably less than the £28m City shelled out to sign him.