Report: West Ham offered chance to sign Moussa Sow on short-term deal

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West Ham United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Al Ahli striker Moussa Sow.

According to a report from The Times, West Ham United have been offered the chance to sign Al Ahli striker Moussa Sow this month.

The Hammers have been decimated in attack, as both Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho ruled out through injury, whilst Enner Valencia has also had his injury problems this season, and veteran Nikica Jelavic is seemingly only thought of as a backup option.

That has led to fans wanting a new striker brought in during this month's transfer window, and that possibility has been talked about by co-chairman David Sullivan, who told Sky Sports News on Monday that a deal to sign a new forward could be completed within in the next week.

"We are looking at a possibility of bringing in a striker on loan with the condition to buy in the next seven days," said Sullivan. "If I told you [who it was], you wouldn't believe it. I can't tell you [what league they play in] then you'd know who it is."

""It's like when we signed [Manuel] Lanzini from - I don't know what league he was in, but I call it Saudi Arabia, wherever he came from. We're signing him from a very strange league but he has played in higher leagues, but it may not happen, it's just a possibility," he added.

Sullivan's revelation has set tongues wagging over who West Ham could be signing, with fans looking to 'strange leagues' for possible targets.

Now, The Times report that Moussa Sow - who plays for Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates - has been offered to the Hammers in a short-term deal to ease their striking problems.

Sow, 30, hit 36 goals in 76 games with Lille, before moving on to Turkey with Fenerbahce in 2012, where he bagged another 60 goals in 144 appearances.

Last summer, the Senegal international left Fenerbahce for a move to Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates, but could be returning to Europe if West Ham accept the offer to sign him.

Manager Slaven Bilic will certainly be familiar with the former Fenerbahce star having managed against him as Besiktas boss, and a loan until the end of the season would give the Hammers a short-term solution without forking out too much money.

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