Report: Bilic still wants Burak Yilmaz after summer failure, another West Ham bid prepared

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West Ham United are reportedly weighing up a new move for Galatasaray hitman Burak Yilmaz.

According to Turkish radio station Radyospor, West Ham United are ready to make another bid for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz this month.

The Hammers are hovering around the Champions League places in what has been a superb debut season for manager Slaven Bilic, but the Croatian may feel that he needs more firepower in his squad to guarantee European qualification.

With Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho out injured, Bilic doesn't have many options to lead the line up front, though Nikica Jelavic did notch a goal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United.

Now, Radyospor believe that West Ham are preparing another bid to sign Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz during this month's transfer window.

The 30-year-old hitman has been nothing short of a goal machine in Turkey, hitting 58 goals in 93 games for Trabzonspor, before moving on to Galatasaray in 2012, where he has smashed 80 goals in 139 games, establishing himself as a potent striker.

Galatasaray confirmed on their official website over the summer that they had snubbed a bid from West Ham for Yilmaz, with manager Bilic - formerly of Galatasaray's rivals Besiktas - no doubt familiar with what Yilmaz can do in front of goal, and could finally get his man this month.

Radyospor suggest that West Ham's bid could be around the €8m (£6.1m), but having splashed the cash on players like Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang and Dimitri Payet over the summer, Bilic may need to sell some players this month to raise funds for transfers, given that co-chairman David Sullivan says the club are at their wage limit, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

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