West Ham have considered a move for Adam Armstrong as David Moyes continues his search for a new striker, according to a report from the Guardian.
It is getting to the stage where it would be quicker to list the forwards the Hammers have not been linked with in this window.
The Irons are searching for a replacement for Sebastien Haller following his departure earlier this month. The Guardian notes that they have bid for Gaetan Laborde and Yasser En-Nesyri.
Meanwhile, it is claimed that Patson Daka and Olivier Giroud have been on their radar – though both are said to be out of reach. Josh King has also been named as a target.
The Guardian adds that Armstrong is a player that Moyes has looked at. It is not clear whether West Ham plan to bid for the Blackburn star, or how high he sits on their list of targets.
There is surely no question that Armstrong is on his way back to the Premier League in one form or another. Along with Ivan Toney, the former Newcastle man is top of the Championship scoring charts.
He has 16 goals for Tony Mowbray’s men. Meanwhile, only Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott has provided more assists than the 23-year-old.
In fact, the pair have formed one of the most lethal partnerships in the division (via Whoscored). Elliott has set up Armstrong three times this term.
You would imagine that Blackburn will be desperate to hold onto the striker in this window. But should they fail to get promoted – they are currently 11th and seven points off the top six – keeping Armstrong could become a monumental task for those at Ewood Park.