By Sam Stone

15th Jan, 2023 | 4:40pm

West Ham United table bid for Terem Moffi, Lorient responds - L'Equipe

West Ham United have had a bid to sign Terem Moffi rejected by Lorient as David Moyes looks to add to his attacking options, according to L’Equipe.

The Daily Mail (13 January, page 72) report the 23-year-old Nigerian striker is a target for Moyes but is currently out of the Hammers’ price range.

It’s believed Southampton have also seen a bid rejected by the Ligue 1 side and that Nice have also shown interest with an £18million bid currently being discussed by Lorient (L’Equipe, 13 January).

Moffi scored for Lorient on Saturday in their 3-1 defeat to Marseille and is only behind PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe in the golden boot race.

Long shot

This move looks like a long shot for West Ham, but another forward should certainly be on the agenda for Moyes in the January window. The defeat to Wolves demonstrated how ineffectual the Irons have been in front of goal this season and a clinical forward could well see the Hammers drag themselves away from the relegation zone.

Michail Antonio was poor against Julen Lopetegui’s side and Gianluca Scamacca hasn’t been consistent enough since his summer move to the London Stadium. West Ham are in a relegation battle and quick fixes are now required to drag the club into mid-table.

That could well entail a flurry of transfer activity or potentially the West Ham boss being relieved of his duties. The board are certainly sticking by their man with there being no obvious candidate to take the job should a change of manager be required.

The next couple of weeks promise to be crucial for the Hammers and their bid to avoid relegation to the Championship.