West Ham are leading the race for CSKA Moscow’s Seydou Doumbia, as reported by Metro.

The Ivory Coast international joined Roma last January for a fee believed to in the region of £10million but returned to CSKA on a season-long loan in the summer after netting just two goals in 13 Seria A outings.

The 27-year-old has scored six goals in his six Champions League appearances for the Russian giants this term, which has caught the eye of a number of clubs across Europe.

It is being reported Roma are willing to cash in on Doumbia next summer and will be looking to recoup most if not all of the £10m fee they paid for him.

Doumbia earned his move to Roma last year after scoring 61 goals in 96 league appearances for CSKA, but his failure to impress in Italy saw him return to Russia just six months later.

West Ham are believed to be in the market for a striker in January, with Slaven Bilic seemingly lacking a like-for-like back up for Diafra Sakho.

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