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West Ham United hopeful on French signing

remy.jpgWest Ham United supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have sat up to listen after Nick Lustig from The Daily Star arrives in the bar to report that the Hammers remain hopeful of completing a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy.

Sam Allardyce wants to add further additions to his attack ahead of the new campaign having seen a transfer for Colombian striker Duvan Zapata fall through last week.

The Hammers have already recruited Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in a club record deal but he looks set to miss the Premier League kick-off on August 17 due to a heel injury.

Remy, who only moved to Loftus Road from Marseille during the January transfer window, is now understood to be Allardyce’s prime transfer target after a possible work permit for 22-year-old Estudiantes forward Zapata was turned down.

The French international penned a four-and-a-half year deal with the R’s worth a reported £70,000-a-week after completing his £8 million transfer only six months ago but after the club’s subsequent relegation, Hoops manager Harry Redknapp is eager to get him off their Championship wage bill.

This could see the 26-year-old, who scored six goals in 14 appearances, making the switch to Upton Park as Allardyce looks to add more strikers to his Irons side.

Newcastle United are also thought to be considering a bid for the former Marseille man even after Magpies boss Alan Pardew was snubbed by the same player in January while Tottenham may also have some interest as they desperately search for a goalscorer.

Will the Hammers land the French striker? Let us know your thoughts below.

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