West Ham’s pursuit of German U-21 striker Daniel Ginczek is hotting up now that Freiburg have reportedly joined the race for his signature.

The 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has netted 13 times while on loan at St. Pauli this season and interest in him is increasing.

According to German newspaper Bild, Freiburg are keeping tabs on the youngster and are keen to pip Sam Allardyce to his signature in the summer.

With the Hammers not yet decided on whether to make Andy Carroll’s loan deal permanent, fellow on-loan strikers Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista being sent back to their clubs and Carlton Cole’s contract expiring in the summer, Allardyce will be desperate to strengthen his attacking options as quickly as possible.