Report: West Ham United interested in former Newcastle United striker Demba Ba

West Ham United are linked with a shock move for Demba Ba.

Ambitious Premier League outfit West Ham United are considering a move for former Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, according to reports from France Football.

Under the charismatic Slaven Bilic, West Ham United enjoyed a memorable season and the fans are certainly excited at what the future holds for the club.

West Ham will be making a move into the Olympic Stadium this summer and to facilitate the club’s ever growing ambitions, it is widely expected that the owners will be ready to spend big in order to improve the squad during the upcoming transfer window.

Recruiting a big name striker seems to be a priority for West Ham and high profile names such as Alexandre Lacazette, Cedric Bakamu, Christian Benteke and Manolo Gabbiadini have all been linked with a move to the London side over the past few weeks.

Now in a surprise link, it has been claimed that West Ham are also looking at the possibility of signing Senegalese international Demba Ba.

Ba is currently plying his trade for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua and while the striker made a move to the Asian nation only recently, he has incessantly been touted to return to the Premier League over the past few months.

According to recent reports from France Football, revelations have been made that West Ham are open to signing Ba during the upcoming summer.

Ba enjoyed a short spell at West Ham back in 2011 on a pay as you play basis and he managed to impress, scoring 7 goals in 12 appearances before leaving for Newcastle United.

If reports from France are to be believed, West Ham want to re-sign Ba this summer and Hammers’ boss Bilic is said to be keen on reuniting with the 30-year-old due to their successful stint at Besiktas during the 2014/15 season.

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