West Ham United still have high hopes of sealing a deal for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic, according to Claret and Hugh.
The Serbian international was the partner of Sebastien Haller at Eintracht Frankfurt, with the duo majorly prolific in the Bundesliga.
It is suggested that the Spanish giants are looking to have a clearout at the Bernabeu over the summer, and Jovic is one who could leave.
The reliable club source has reported on their website that the Irons would need to agree to a loan-to-buy deal in order to secure his services.
That would suit West Ham, with the majority of their transfers expected to be in the loan market after the COVID-19 pandemic affected the finances of many clubs.
The Irons had the chance to bring Jovic to the London Stadium back in January but instead opted to sign Jarrod Bowen from Hull City.
Bowen has played out-wide since arriving, and the majority of the pressure to lead the line has fallen on Michail Antonio, who has impressed.
Haller has struggled with his fitness this season, and with Albian Ajeti and Xande Silva not being trusted, it may be critical to bring in another forward such as Jovic for the new campaign.
If Moyes can get Jovic and Haller firing together again, the Hammers could be in for a treat. The duo scored a combined total of 32 goals in the Bundesliga in the 18/19 campaign, only 17 less than the Irons managed this season altogether.
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