Ben Jacobs Confirms West Ham Are “Considering” Joining Chelsea, Man United And Spurs In £25M Transfer Battle

West Ham are interested in signing Lille striker Jonathan David, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.

It was reported last week that the Hammers were pursuing the Canadian international and Jacobs says Julen Lopetegui’s side are “considering” a bid for the player, along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham:

As Jacobs mentions, David won’t cost a huge amount either, with his asking price set between €25m (£21m) and €30m (£25m). The main reason for that is down to his contract, which is due to expire at the end of next season. It makes him a very attractive target, especially as he scored 26 times in all competitions last campaign.

David is not the only striker being pursued

West Ham technical director Tim Steidten is said to have prioritised signing a new No.9 this summer. In addition to David, the Irons have been linked with a number of other forwards.

Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri, Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface, Toulouse’s Thijs Dallinga, Atletico Madrid’s Samu Omorodion and Cercle Brugge’s Kevin Denkey are also thought to be on Steidten’s shortlist.

Another Canadian could make the switch to West Ham

One of David’s international teammates is reportedly a target for the London club. It is believed a bid for Watford’s Ismael Kone is being considered.

The 22-year-old played regularly for the Hornets in the Championship last season, racking up 46 appearances in total. He played 85 minutes for Canada in their Copa America group opener against Argentina last week as well.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.