Danny Mills insisted there is “every chance” West Ham could sign a striker in January if the player is a significant upgrade on the club’s current forwards.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England international suggested that the inform Michail Antonio could move to a wide position in the new year if a new striker is signed.

According to The Sun, the Hammers are on red alert after hearing that Lyon may be  prepared to sell Moussa Dembele, the player frustrated by a lack of game time this season.

 

David Moyes is reportedly a “big fan” of the former Celtic striker who would cost in the region of £30million.

Sebastien Haller has started the last two Premier League games in the absence of the injured Michail Antonio but the club-record £45million signing is yet to convince Moyes that he is the man to lead the Irons’ attack.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected West Ham to enter the January market to sign a centre-forward, Mills said:

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“If West Ham can sign better than what they have, why would you not? That is the way I always look at it. It is simple.

“Dembele would give them competition for places and push other on.

“You could play Antonio out wide and someone else through the middle, whoever it may be.

“It is always worth it if you can buy better than what you have already got. If they are looking for a goalscorer like Moussa Dembele then yes, there is every chance.” 

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