West Ham are eyeing significant improvements to their attacking line for the 2018/19 Premier League season, after being overly reliant on Marko Arnautovic last term.
The Austria international hit 11 league goals to help fire the Hammers to safety from relegation in his debut campaign at the London Stadium, having signed on a club-record deal from Stoke City last summer.
West Ham are keen to provide support to the 29-year-old star with acquisitions in the summer and French outlet Le10Sport, cited by CalcioMercato, states the Hammers are keen on OGC Nice forward Alassane Plea.
The 25-year-old netted 21 goals across all competitions for the French side last season, also contributing a further six assists, and his versatility means he’s able to lead the line or provide attacking support from a wide position.
A mass exodus could occur on the French Riviera this summer following Lucian Favre’s move to Borussia Dortmund, with Mario Balotelli also set to depart, and Plea could follow in the footsteps of the duo.
West Ham would have to part with a significant fee to land Plea, as TransferMarkt values his services at £16.2m.