West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan says a new striker is the priority this summer and he “would love” to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the campaign and has indicated he would welcome a switch to the Premier League.
If the Hammers manage to finish in the top four they could well be in contention to battle for the veteran Swedish star’s signature, but Sullivan remains guarded on their chances of convincing the former AC Milan man to join West Ham at their new Olympic Stadium home.
However, Sullivan revealed West Ham are considering a number of options as they plan to strengthen their attack in the summer although he refused to name any specific targets.
He told talkSPORT: “We have a list of about 10 strikers all over Europe, and most of our money will go into signing a striker. That is the plan for next season.
“I’d love Ibrahimovic from PSG, but whether he’d come to us I don’t know. I know he’s 34 but he’s a fantastic player.
“There are a number of top Premier League players we may be bidding for, top goalscorers, but I can’t name them. I can’t comment on players from other teams.
“The squad we have at West Ham now is the best we’ve had in six years by a long, long way.
“We will be adding to that squad in the summer and hopefully we’ll be a bit better next year.”
Reports in Italy have indicated Fiorentina’s Khouma Babacar could be one of West Ham’s strike targets ahead of the summer transfer window, but Ibrahimovic may well be the top target if it becomes clear he would be open to a move to east London.