West Ham have placed a focus on bolstering their defensive line in the transfer market so far but Manuel Pellegrini now looks to be eyeing deals in the attacking ranks.

The Hammers were overly reliant on Player of the Year Marko Arnautovic last term, who scored 11 Premier League goals in his maiden season after arriving from Stoke, and are keen to provide the Austria international with attacking support.

Javier Hernandez’s struggles following his return to the Premier League have left West Ham in the market for a new striker andĀ The GuardianĀ states the Hammers are interested in Liverpool outcast Danny Ings.

The 25-year-old has endured an injury-blighted spell at Anfield, which has left him struggling to earn first-team football, and he is keen to leave to secure more regular opportunities.

Ings has worked to become a decent squad player for Jurgen Klopp’s side but his desire to force his way back into the England side will leave him considering his options this summer.

West Ham will face fierce competition in the market though from clubs within the Premier League and abroad, with Inter Milan, Schalke, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen amongst those attributed with an interest.