Reports: Slaven Bilic targets immediate reunion with former West Ham hero Demba Ba

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic reporteldy wants to bring Demba Ba back to the club.

According to The Sun, new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is targeting an immediate reunion with Besiktas striker Demba Ba.

Bilic, 46, made his return to West Ham as the club's new boss on Tuesday, replacing Sam Allardyce in the Upton Park dugout having left Turkish side Besiktas last month.

The Croatian has already made his first signing by luring Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang to East London, but more players will be needed as the club gear up for the Europa League qualifiers this summer.

Having struggled for goals in 2015, another striker may be on Bilic's wish list, especially with Andy Carroll still struggling with injuries, whilst Argentine Mauro Zarate is out of favour and Carlton Cole has left the club on a free transfer.

It now seems that Bilic is lining up a shock swoop to bring former West Ham hero Demba Ba back to the club, four years after he almost single-handedly kept the Hammers in the Premier League before their relegation to the Championship.

The 30-year-old Senegalese hitman went on to play for Newcastle United and Chelsea, before Bilic signed him for Besiktas last summer - and with 27 goals in 44 games, Ba was a roaring success under Bilic, displaying his ability to play as a lone striker with his size, strength and finishing ability.

Now, The Sun believe Bilic is lining up a move to bring Ba back to Upton Park, which would surely go down well amongst Hammers fans considering his superb goalscoring record everywhere he has played - whilst showing a signal of intent from West Ham as they enter their final season at Upton Park before their move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016.

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