West Ham are reportedly exploring a loan deal for Man City striker Wilfried Bony after losing Andy Carroll to yet another injury.
The Hammers revealed at the weekend that Carroll would be missing for at least the next four weeks due to a knee injury, joining fellow forward Andre Ayew in the treatment room after he was ruled out for three months with a thigh problem.
The injuries, coupled with Diafra Sakho’s desire to leave the club, have left manager Slaven Bilic short of options and he is now looking to the loan market to strengthen his attack.
The latest speculation has linked West Ham to Bony, who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
The Ivory Coast international has supposedly already agreed a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League in January but could be made available on loan in the first part of the season.
The 27-year-old’s wages could prove to be a stumbling block with the Hammers unlikely to be keen to pay the £128,000-per-week that the former Swansea man currently earns.