Report: Wissam Ben Yedder to cost around £8m after 23-goal season, West Ham interested

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Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder is believed to be a target for West Ham.

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According to The Mirror, West Ham United will have to pay around £8m to sign Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder this summer, with the club believed to be preparing a move for the forward.

The Hammers have so far hit a brick wall in their attempts to land a top striker, with Sky Sports reporting that the club are waiting to hear from AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca having offered him a switch to the Olympic Stadium.

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With the Colombian seemingly a little reluctant to make the move to East London, manager Slaven Bilic again needs to look for alternatives - and they could target one of French football's top strikers.

The Mirror report that West Ham are readying a move to sign Toulouse hitman Wissam Ben Yedder, who has starred in Ligue 1 in recent years.

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The 25-year-old was an amateur and futsal player before heading to Toulouse in 2010, and he's become a star ever sine having hit 70 goals in his last four seasons for the Ligue 1 side.

Despite Toulouse's struggles last season, Ben Yedder found the net 23 times to again put himself in the shop window - and West Ham now appear keen to land him.

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It's claimed that, with Ben Yedder having just one year left on his contract with Toulouse, the French side are ready to sell him for around £8m - well within West Ham's budget.

A diminutive forward with great technical ability, Ben Yedder would be a smart addition to the West Ham side even if he isn't a classic centre forward - and having seen Dimitri Payet impress since his move from France last summer, the Hammers could go down a similar route this time around if they can't land Bacca.

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