Report: West Ham target Andre-Pierre Gignac on bargain summer free transfer

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West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham will make a move to sign Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac on a free transfer this summer.

The Hammer failed to win once again this weekend, drawing 0-0 against Queens Park Rangers, meaning manager Sam Allardyce has still won only twice in 2015.

Whilst Allardyce is now expected to be replaced when his contract expires this summer, a big problem has been the lack of firepower at his disposal, given that Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have all endured injury problems this season.

Bringing in another striker will be vital this summer, and The Mirror believe that West Ham could now try to sign Marseille hitman Gignac.

The 29-year-old has hit 20 goals in just 35 appearances in all competitions this season, continuing the form which saw him smash 40 goals in the previous two seasons.

Yet with his contract set to expire this summer, the burly striker will be in demand, with many teams no doubt sensing a bargain on a free transfer.

It seems that West Ham are one of those teams, and the Frenchman would provide a strong target man figure in attack if Andy Carroll's injury problems continue next season.

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