After Lanzini's success, West Ham are reportedly pursuing Racing Club striker Gustavo Bou

West Ham United are reportedly keeping a close eye on Racing Club striker Gustavo Bou.

According to a report from Argentine newspaper Ole, West Ham United are scouting Racing Club striker Gustavo Bou ahead of a possible move for the forward.

The Hammers have seen Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini star this season, and with Slaven Bilic seeking attacking reinforcements this summer, West Ham could move for another Argentine star.

Emmanuel Emenike looks unlikely to stay beyond his loan deal this summer, and Diafra Sakho's future has been thrown into question over the last few days - prompting a possible move for Bou.

Argentine newspaper Ole report that West Ham scouts were in attendance to watch Bou play against Deportivo Cali last week, with the summer transfer window drawing ever closer.

Bou, 26, came up through the ranks at River Plate alongside West Ham star Lanzini, and the duo could reunite at the Olympic Stadium if West Ham do press ahead with a deal this summer.

The 5ft 9in forward has hit 29 goals in 58 games for Racing since joining from River Plate back in August 2014, becoming one of the most deadly strikers in Argentine football.

Now, it's suggested that West Ham are keen on a move, and the release clause in Bou's contract is worth just £5.6m - making him very affordable for Bilic's men, who would hope that Bou is more of a Lanzini or Carlos Tevez, rather than another Mauro Zarate.

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