Could West Ham target Chris Wood again if they land Dyche and Hodge?

Sean Dyche manager of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

West Ham are reportedly interested in Burnley's head of recruitment Martin Hodge, and they are also admirers of Sean Dyche.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

After an incredible season at Turf Moor, it is little surprise that Burnley's success is being looked at by some of their Premier League rivals, with recent reports linking West Ham with two of the Clarets' most important figures.

The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Sean Dyche is one of the managers that the Irons hierarchy are big admirers of as questions continue to linger over David Moyes' future at the London Stadium.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on April 29, 2018 in London, England.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Burnley's head of recruitment Martin Hodge is also on the Hammers' radar following Tony Henry's sacking. It remains to be seen whether either will end up at West Ham with Burnley now preparing for a Europa League campaign.

Should they manage to bring both men in, it would hardly be a surprise if a striker was right near the top of their wishlist with all of West Ham's recognised forwards struggling for form and relying on Marko Arnautovic to provide the kind of goals that have been vital to keeping the Irons in the top flight.

Chris Wood of Burnley celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley,...

Perhaps therefore, it may not be a shock if West Ham reignite their interest in Chris Wood given that the New Zealander has enjoyed an excellent first year with Burnley following his £15 million move from Leeds last summer - fee reported by BBC Sport.

The Daily Mirror reported in May 2017 that the Hammers were leading the race to sign Wood from the Whites. And they may be wishing that they had paid the fee to get him through the door given the struggles that their forwards have endured.

After scoring 27 Championship goals last season, Wood has found the back of the net 10 times in 24 league appearances, including three against the Irons.

He has not always proved to be the most reliable on the injury front, but he clearly has the potential to be a lethal goalscorer. And if West Ham do manage to get Dyche and Hodge through the door, perhaps it should shock no-one if Wood is immediately inserted as a top target for the Irons. 

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch