West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is said to have narrowed his search for strikers down to five.

The Daily Star claim that West Ham United are looking to sign two strikers this summer to cover for the departure of Marko Arnautovic.

West Ham decided to offload Arnautovic after he pushed for a move to China, and that has left them short up-front.

With Andy Carroll released and Lucas Perez sold, West Ham’s only recognised senior strikers are Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill.

Manuel Pellegrini now feels that signing two strikers should be his side’s priority to ensure that they have enough cover up top for the new campaign.

West Ham have reportedly narrowed their search down to five possible targets now.

The Star claim that West Ham are choosing between Sebastian Haller, Callum Wilson, Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Balotelli and Moussa Marega.

Of the quintet only Balotelli would be likely to come cheap for West Ham, which means that they could be set to spend big money on renovating their strike force this summer.

If West Ham do pick the right number nine then they could be a real threat next term, as Pellegrini has a great set of creative options available to him.

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