Turkish giants Fenerbahce are reportedly leading the race to land highly-rated striker Florian Aye, according to Turkish outlet Haberturk, relayed in an article by The Boot Room.
The 22-year-old has excelled for Ligue 2 side Clement Foot this season, scoring 17 times in all competitions.
That form has alerted the likes of West Ham, Southampton and Leeds United, who are all monitoring the forward ahead of the transfer window.
However, it appears as if Fenerbahce are leading the race to sign the youngster, with director of football Damien Comolli making advances to move for Aye.
Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on bolstering his attacking options, with multiple West Ham strikers linked with summer exits.
Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez have all been tipped to leave the London Stadium in the current window, with FC Porto striker Moussa Marega and Newcastle’s Salomon Rondon being linked with joining the club.
However, in terms of the Hammers’ pursuit of Aye, the club may need to act fast or face up to the possibility of missing out on the talented forward to Fenerbahce.
Four more strikers West Ham could target
Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata is a similar type of player to West Ham targets Moussa Marega and Salomon Rondon, so could be another realistic option for the Hammers.
Brentford’s Neal Maupay has found the back of the net with ease for the Bees and looks set for a Premier League move over the summer.
RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen has excelled in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 19 times in all competitions.
Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe could be another option for West Ham and may well be available at a realistic price following the Whites’ failure to earn promotion.