After having failed to sign the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Bacca last season, West Ham struggled when they signed Simone Zaza.
Still in need of a striker this summer, the London side are said to have turned their attentions toward players closer to home.
Apparently, they have been looking into signing Arsenal man Olivier Giroud, but reports out of the Evening Standard say that they “are not confident of luring Giroud to London Stadium.”
This would be seen as yet another blow for the Hammers, as the 30-year-old is a proven goalscorer at this level of play. Given that Andy Carroll is seemingly always injured, this would be possibly be a huge signing.
And Giroud would fit in better at West Ham than with the Gunners, as they will play a little more direct. That, along with even more regular minutes, could mean even more goals for the Frenchman.
Yet still, this all might be a moot point, as he could choose to stay in North London. This story is sure to continue to unfold in the next few weeks.