Report: Roma to sell Seydou Doumbia, could choose West Ham transfer

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Roma have reportedly decided to sell Ivorian forward Seydou Doumbia.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Roma have decided to sell striker Seydou Doumbia - and it looks like he will move to either China or West Ham United.

Doumbia, 27, had made his name in Russia with CSKA Moscow, smashing 84 goals in 129 before leaving to join Roma back in January.

Yet, after just six months in the Italian capital, Doumbia was heading back to CSKA, re-joining his former club on a season-long loan deal, and it's like he's never been away.

With 11 goals in 13 games, the Ivorian has hit the goal trail once again for CSKA, and his future is now somewhat unclear as we head towards the January transfer window.

Corriere Dello Sport report that Roma want to sell Doumbia in January, as they look to raise funds to strengthen their squad, but CSKA can't afford to sign him on a permanent basis.

That means Roma are looking for other suitors, and it's reported that the Italian giants have offered Doumbia to Chinese clubs, as well as to striker-needy West Ham United.

The Hammers are again in a striker crisis as Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia face lengthy spells on the sidelines, meaning Slaven Bilic is desperately lacking in pace at the top of the pitch.

In Doumbia - a player Bilic will have faced having managed Lokomotiv Moscow - there is a player who can solve that problem, but the may have to choose between a move to China or the Premier League.

Whilst that may seen like a no-brainer, the money on offer in China will at least make Doumbia consider a move to Asia, despite being in the peak of his career - and West Ham should be looking to move quickly to try and land Doumbia next month.

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