Report: West Ham targeting Moussa Konate after 15 goals this season

West Ham Tube Sign

West Ham are reportedly eyeing a summer bid for FC Sion striker Moussa Konate.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United are considering a summer bid for Sion striker Moussa Konate after an impressive season so far.

The Hammers brought in the likes of Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate last summer, but with Zarate seemingly having no future at Upton Park, they may need to add another striker at the end of this season.

With Andy Carroll out injured yet again, Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan admitted that he was looking to bring in an extra forward during this summer's transfer window.

Now, The Mirror report that West Ham are looking to add another Senegalese international to their squad in the form of Sion striker Moussa Konate.

The Hammers snapped up Cheikhou Kouyate and the aforementioned Sakho last summer, and they could now be joined by Konate.

The 21-year-old burst onto the scene at the 2012 Olympic Games, scoring five goals in just four games for Senegal, earning a move from Maccabi Tel-Aviv to FC Krasnodar shortly after the tournament.

After just one goal in ten games for the Russians, Konate joined Genoa on loan and again scored just once in 25 appearances, but has certainly found his home in Switzerland with Sion.

With 13 goals for Sion in all competitions this season, as well as two goals for Krasnodar at the beginning of the campaign, Konate has been prolific over in Switzerland and at just 21, has bags of potential.

Recent speculation suggested that Newcastle had sent scouts to watch Konate, but West Ham will now be hoping to beat the Magpies to his signature and reunite him with Kouyate and Sakho in East London.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch