West Ham United have emerged as front runners in the race to sign Andre Gray from Burnley, according to The Sun.

Burnley striker Andre Gray is being pursued by a number of Premier League clubs this summer and West Ham are leading the way.

It is no secret that a goal scoring striker is West Ham’s priority this summer.

Andy Carroll improves the side significantly when he’s fit but his injury problems are a real concern.

Diafra Sakho has also been troubled by injuries and his poor behaviour off-the-field has not helped.

Enner Valencia looks set to leave, Ashley Fletcher is out of favour and Toni Martinez could be sent out on loan.

As a result, West Ham are desperate to bring in at least one striker and preferably one with Premier League experience.

Gray had his first season in the Premier League in 2016/17, scoring nine league goals for Burnley.

Burnley are keen to extend the 26-year-old’s contract but he is refusing new terms.

With just one year left on his deal, Burnley could look to cash in as a number of clubs eye a move.

Everton and Newcastle United are two other clubs in the hunt while Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest.