West Ham 'to make fresh approach' for Bournemouth striker Solanke

West Ham ‘to make fresh approach’ for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke after David Moyes ‘saw a £40m bid turned down’ in the summer by the Cherries in his hunt for a new forward

  • Reports suggest West Ham will make a move for Dominic Solanke in January
  • Bournemouth rejected a £40million bid for the forward in the summer
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West Ham are set to make another bid for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, according to reports.

David Moyes has been a long-term admirer fo the former Liverpool and Chelsea man, and is keen to add him to his forward options in the January transfer window.

Solanke, who won his solitary England cap against Brazil in 2017, has scored six goals in 12 appearances for Bournemouth this season, including a vital brace in a recent win against Newcastle.

However, the Sun are reporting that West Ham are keen to test the Cherries’ willingness to keep hold of their top-scorer after seeing a £40million bid turned down in August.

West Ham have been in the market for a new striker since allowing Gianluca Scamacca to return to Italy in the summer after an underwhelming season in east London. 

West Ham are interested in signing Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke in the January transfer window

The one-cap England international has been a key man for the Cherries this season, scoring six goals in 12 appearances

David Moyes is a long-term admirer of Solanke, with West Ham reportedly offering £40million for his services last summer

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The report suggests that Bournemouth will hold out for considerably more than the fee the Hammers offered them in the summer, as Solanke still has three years to run on his current contract.

The Europa Conference League holders have other attacking targets in mind if they cannot convince their Premier League rivals to sell, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Hugo Ekitike and ex-Chelsea man Timo Werner, who currently plays for RB Leipzig, also on their wish list. 

But is is Solanke who Moyes has set his sights on, with the West Ham boss keen to add firepower to an attack that has found the net 21 times in the league this term.

Michail Antonio has struggled for consistency so far this season, scoring just two goals and completing 90 minutes only once

Moyes is looking to add support for Jarrod Bowen, who has shone this term with nine goals in all competitions

Michail Antonio and Danny Ings are the club’s only recognised strikers, and the pair have registered just two goals between them since the start of the season.

Ings has featured exclusively as a substitute in the Premier League, while 33-year-old Antonio has only completed a full 90 minutes on just one occasion. 

The Jamaican international was also forced off with an injury in his country’s CONCACAF Nations League defeat to Canada on Saturday. 

Jarrod Bowen’s impressive tally of nine goals in all competitions has meant he has been able to carry West Ham’s attacking threat all by himself at times, but Moyes is clearly keen to take some weight off his shoulders by delving into the transfer market. 


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