Reported as a target for West Ham earlier this month, Ahmed Musa has declared his desire for a return to one of Europe’s elite leagues.

Following a TEAMtalk report linking the Nigerian striker with a host of top-flight clubs, including the Hammers, Musa has told BBC Sport he is looking to continue his career at the ‘top level’.

Having been linked with a move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, the 28-year-old – who spent two seasons at Leicester City – has shunned the idea of a switch to Hillsborough, saying: “I don’t know where the story (potential move to Sheffield) is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip.”

After leaving Leicester in 2018, Musa spent two years plying his trade in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr.

However, the 87-cap Nigeria international wants a return to the elite, as he remarked: “With due respect to the club (Sheffield Wednesday), I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that’s the ambition.”

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Although Musa is available on a free following his departure from Al-Nassr and despite the need for additional strikers at London Stadium, it remains an unlikely move for the Irons to make.

The pacey striker endured a difficult time in England with Leicester after his £16m move from CSKA Moscow. His two goals in 21 appearances during his time in the Midlands perhaps enough of a sample size to put off managers across the Premier League, including Moyes.

West Ham would be wise to look beyond the Nigerian amid an extensive list of striking targets.

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