By Tom Blackburn

West Ham have lined up France sensation Ben Yedder as their latest striker target, according to a report.

West Ham have failed to push through deals for a number of proven scorers including Carlos Bacca, Michy Batshuayi, Vincent Janssen, Carlos Tevez, Alexandre Lacazette and Christian Benteke this summer.

French website Europe 1, via French website sport.fr, claim the asking price for the  Toulouse striker is £8.5million and that the Hammers are in competition with Sevilla and Lyon.

Yedder scored 17 times in 35 Ligue 1 appearances last season, as the Ligue 1 club narrowly avoided relegation by one point.

The 25-year-old has spent his entire career in the south of France, since signing his first professional deal in 2010.

He has just one year left on his current contract, and that could help West Ham secure the deal.

The East London side are becoming more frantic in their search for a striker, with Enner Valencia and Diafro Sacko expected to leave this summer.

Valencia has been heavily linked with Lazio and Swansea, with the former in pole position, and if that transfer goes through they will be relying on Andy Carroll as their lone striker.

The reports that Tevez may be returning to West Ham were quashed further on Friday when Boca Juniors vice-president Royco Ferrari said no approach had been made.

In other West Ham news, their fans have reacted on Twitter to Demba Ba breaking his leg in horrific circumstances.