By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​West Ham are showing interest in West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon as their search for a striker this summer continues.

With Slaven Bilic's striking options plagued by injuries and poor form, boss Slaven Bilic is in desperate need to sign a striker this summer, with Rondon reportedly next on his list, the Express and Star reported on Friday.

Rondon struggled in front of goal last season, scoring only eight times in 38 appearances for the Baggies.

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 21: Jose Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion and Leroy Fer of Swansea City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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However, Rondon's strength is something that appeals to the Hammers, particularly if both Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho continue to struggle with injuries.

Despite this, no contact is yet to be made between the two clubs for the striker, and Albion would likely only entertain a big bid for Rondon considering the small size of Tony Pulis' squad.

West Brom also apparently rejected a £32m bid for Rondon from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian in January, also showing no intention of selling the Venezuelan this summer.

The Hammers also have their eye on Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, who endured an unsuccessful loan spell at Stoke City last season, as well as a continued interest in Potters winger Marko Arnautovic despite a £20m bid rejection.

The Hammers also remain in talks with Bayer Leverkusen, and ex-Manchester United, striker Javier Hernandez, a player who could certainly add his pace and poaching ability to bolster West Ham's attacking force.

However, talks have stalled between the two clubs due to wage demands by the striker of £140,000 a week. Despite the problems, Bilic is growing increasingly desperate to snap up a striker this window, but will likely have to spend big to do so.


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