West Ham to make new transfer bid for one-cap England star after having £40m offer knocked back as Moyes hunts strikers

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WEST HAM will try again for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke in January.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants a new frontman after the club sold flop Gianluca Scamacca in the summer and failed to sign a replacement.

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The Irons made a £40million approach for Solanke in August but were knocked back.

And it would take a much bigger bid for the Cherries to even consider letting their star forward leave.

Solanke, 26, has scored six goals in 12 Premier League games this term, including against West Ham on the opening day of the campaign.

The player — capped once by  England — still has more than three  years to run on his current deal at the Vitality Stadium.

Hammers chiefs would love to bring him to East London but if they cannot persuade Bournemouth to sell, they will look at other targets.

Paris Saint-Germain misfit Hugo Ekitike, 21, and 27-year-old former Chelsea striker Timo Werner are among the names on Moyes’ wish list.

Ekitike joined PSG in a permanent transfer from Reims this summer following an initial season-long loan, but he has been limited to just one appearance.

Meanwhile, Werner enjoyed a successful return to the Bundesliga after re-joining RB Leipzig last summer.


However, he has fallen out of favour with Marco Rose this season.

Werner has made just eight Bundesliga appearances so far this season – six of which came off the bench.

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