Sullivan gives update on West Ham's striker pursuit, claims deal is complicated

West Ham are working on a complicated deal for a striker, according to David Sullivan.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has told the club's official website that there is work being done on signing a striker - but the transfer is complicated.

The Hammers snapped up Leeds United full back Sam Byram last week, but manager Slaven Bilic may still want at least one more new signing this month.

With Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho both out injured, Bilic has been left with few options in attack, and whilst Enner Valencia bagged two goals against Manchester City on Saturday, nobody would blame Bilic for bringing in another striker.

Recent speculation from the London Evening Standard suggested that a move for Fenerbahce hitman Emmanuel Emenike is being discussed, whilst Turkish website F5 Haber ran quotes today from Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz, claiming that he will be joining West Ham shortly.

Now, co-chairman David Sullivan has given an update on the situation to West Ham fans in his column on the club's official website.

Sullivan claims that he is working to bring in a new striker, but says the current target involves a 'very complicated deal', and admits that the move may not even come off due to the complex nature of the transfer.

"Just to update you all on transfers, we may look to bring another forward in," said Sullivan. "We’re working on a very complicated deal at the moment, which may or may not come off, so we will have to see how that progresses. We have always said we didn’t plan to do any business in this window so if nothing more materialises we will be more than happy with our squad," he added.

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