Sources: West Ham working on Broja and Diaz deals as Moyes takes charge
West Ham have narrowed down their striker search to Southampton loanee Armando Broja and Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton Diaz, Football Insider understands.
The Londoners are still working on recruiting a centre-forward this month and hopeful of securing a deal.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the top two targets with four days of the window remaining are Broja, 20, and Diaz, 22.
This site broke the news on Monday (24 January) of the Irons’ interest in Broja and that a bid was being lined up for the Chelsea-owned youngster.
Diaz is also wanted by manager David Moyes, who is believed to be personally overseeing the club’s late-window assault.
He is out of contract this summer, although Rovers have the option to trigger a one-year extension.
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The Chile international has been in sensational form this season, bagging 20 goals in 27 league appearances.
Broja has also been in solid form, scoring five goals in 18 Premier League games for Southampton this season.
As revealed on Monday, it is believed Hammers recruitment chief Rob Newman has been personally running the rule over Broja and delivered glowing reports to Moyes.
Newman was in attendance at St Mary’s Stadium earlier this month as Broja scored in Southampton’s 4-1 Premier League win over Brentford.
Michail Antonio remains the only senior striker at West Ham though Jarrod Bowen has been in sensational goalscoring form of late.
The attacker has bagged six goals and provided nine assists in 23 league outings this season.
West Ham are looking to secure a top-four finish after a strong start to the campaign.
They are next in action against Kidderminster in the FA Cup on 5 Feburary.