By Amir Mir

West Ham are awaiting a response from Swansea after bidding £15million plus £5million of add-ons for Andre Ayew, according to a report.

The Evening Standard claim the Hammers are continuing to search for a new striker after a number of targets failed to come to fruition this summer.

It is said that AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca is West Ham’s preferred option but the player is keen on a move to Napoli.

The report says Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez is also in the sights of the Londoners and that the Italian club are prepared to listen to offers of £7 million.

Germany international Gomez scored 26 goals in 33 appearances last season on-loan at Besiktas, as they clinched the Turkish league title.

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It emerged at the weekend that West Ham had followed up their initial enquiry for Ayew by lodging a bid worth £20million for the Swansea attacker.

Slaven Bilic will be hoping a new striker arrives at the Olympic stadium before the start of the new Premier League season on August 13.

Meanwhile, West Brom have bid £10 million, plus £6 million add-ons for unsettled striker Diafra Sakho, a fee which was agreed, according to Sky Sports.

In other West Ham transfer news, Slaven Bilic’s side are set to hijack a move for this highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder.