Top five players linked with West Ham this week including Mandzukic, Ayovi and Eder

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United continue to be linked with a whole host of strikers.

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West Ham United have had a hit and miss transfer window to date, bringing in Sofiane Feghouli, Toni Martinez and Havard Nordtveit for a combined fee of just £2.5million but failing, as yet, to sign a much needed new striker.

That could change in the weeks ahead but for now Hammers fans will be reading the continual speculation and wondering just what is fact and what is fiction.

Here we take a look at the top five players to have been linked with West Ham this week:

Carlos Bacca (via Jack Sullivan)

According to the son of West Ham joint chairman David Sullivan, West Ham have had an offer accepted by AC Milan for Carlos Bacca.

The forward will allegedly inform the club of his own decision by Friday.

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Jonathan Calleri (via Jack Sullivan)

Better news on this one with Sullivan claiming Calleri has agreed to a move subject to a work permit.

Calleri currently plays for Deportivo Maldonado but is on loan at Sao Paulo where he has scored an impressive 12 goals in just 17 matches.

Eder (Calcio Mercato)

Italian international Eder has also been linked with a move to the Hammers this summer.

The forward had a mixed spell in his homeland last season, scoring 12 goals for Sampdoria in the first half of the campaign before struggling after joining Inter Milan on loan.

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Jaime Ayovi (ESPN)

A new name was thrown into the mix on Wednesday when ESPN sources claimed West Ham were tracking Ecuador international Jaime Ayovi.

The 28-year-old certainly knows Enner Valencia well and he could be a more achievable target if the Hammers fail to attract bigger names.

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Mario Mandzukic (Tuttosport)

And finally on a list unsurprisingly dominated by forwards, Tutto Sport claimed in its print edition earlier this week that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wanted to reunite with Croatia international Mario Mandzukic.

At 30, the Juventus forward may be looking for one last big move and at his best there is little doubt he would shine at the Olympic Stadium.

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