West Ham’s attacking ranks this season have been largely unimpressive, with a wealth of changes likely to occur.

With Jonathan Calleri and Diafra Sakho unlikely to be at the London Stadium next season, whilst Enner Valencia is poised to make a loan stint with Everton permanent, major improvements will be needed.

The Hammers reportedly have their eyes cast across Europe though but they’ll be disappointed with reports that claim the asking price for a top-class striker has been raised.

SportWitness, citing German outlet SportBild, state Bundesliga outfit FC Koln want upwards of £25m for French striker Anthony Modeste.

Modeste, who turns 29 this month, has scored an impressive 25 goals for FC Koln this month and sits third in the Bundesliga’s scoring charts, behind only Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski.

Whilst Koln remain in the hunt for European football next term, Modeste is likely to earn a lucrative switch this summer but West Ham face immense competition on the market.

French duo Marseille and OGC Nice are amongst those credited with interest in the striker, which could drive up Koln’s asking price.