Gabby Agbonlahor has urged West Ham to sign Tammy Abraham or Odsonne Edouard rather than Eddie Nketiah.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Aston Villa striker insisted the Hammers should not “bring in anybody” as they search for competition for Michail Antonio.
This site revealed last month Abraham’s future at Chelsea is up in the air under Thomas Tuchel and he has not featured since.
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard report the door has opened for West Ham to move for January target Nketiah.
Asked whether the Irons should make a move for the 21-year-old, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think he’d be a good signing.
“But they’ve got to make sure their recruitment’s right, West Ham. They’ve got to make sure they’re bringing in the right players. Don’t just bring in anybody.
“For me, a better option than Nketiah would be a Tammy Abraham or Edouard from Celtic. They would be my choices if I was West Ham.
“Antonio’s missed too much of the season with injuries.
“Their number one target without fail in the summer would be a striker.”
Antonio has scored seven goals and provided five assists in 21 Premier League games this term.
The 30-year-old has missed their last two Premier League games forcing David Moyes to use winger Jarod Bowen as a makeshift striker.