Jose Mourinho failed to sign 26-year-old striker for Tottenham, now he could reportedly join West Ham for £9m
Habib Diallo is a summer transfer target for West Ham United as they look to bolster their firepower ahead of another European campaign.
ESPN claim that the Hammers are among the clubs who are keen on the Strasbourg frontman in the days before the transfer window opens.
The 26-year-old could be signed for £9 million, according to the report, but Nottingham Forest, fresh from their promotion to the Premier League are also keen.
This is not Diallo’s first brush with English football, as he was previously a target for Tottenham during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
West Ham target Diallo could have joined Tottenham
Football.London claim that Jose Mourinho wanted Diallo at Tottenham, who are eternally searching for a backup striker for Harry Kane.
West Ham have a similar need for cover and competition for Michail Antonio, whose fitness record makes it even more unwise to rely on him solely.
The Hammers have come close to signing other strikers they have been linked with in the past, but they have not got anything over the line yet.
It seems Diallo could be headed for Spurs’ rivals now, but we will wait to see how it plays out when the window opens.
Diallo scored 11 Ligue 1 goals for Strasbourg last season, as per Transfermarkt, and Brighton are also said to be keen.
They need a clinical striker to make the most of the host of chances they create with their neat, flowing football under Graham Potter.
After Diallo’s agent claimed Tottenham made an approach under Mourinho, he could belatedly set to line up in the Premier League as we await his next move.
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