West Ham make approaches for two big-name strikers after Ayew blow - report
By Joe Nelson
West Ham have made approaches to sign striker duo Wilfried Bony and Simone Zaza on loan for the season, according to a report.
The Mail claim that Slaven Bilic’s side have enquired over the availability of Manchester City outcast Bony as he is not part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.
It is said that the Hammers have also made a fresh move for Italy international Zaza after the Juventus man’s move to Wolfsburg collapsed earlier this week.
West Ham are searching for a short-term attacking option after new £20.5million signing Andre Ayew was injured on his debut against Chelsea on Monday night.
Fans were left reeling after it emerged that Ayew could be out of action until the end of the year after suffering a thigh injury.
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Bony joined City for £28million from Swansea in January 2015 but has notched just six Premier League goals in that time and found it difficult to make the starting line-up, where his path has been blocked by Sergio Aguero.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international has Premier League pedigree, scoring 32 goals and supplying 10 assists in 90 matches in the competition.
Bony, 27, is on the hunt for regular first team football again but the Sun report that Bony has already rejected a move to the Chinese Super League this summer and is said to be keen on making a move to the Olympic Stadium.
Zaza, 25, could be available for a loan move after Juventus signed Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli this summer.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have lined up a move for an experienced international right-back.