Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is keen on a move to West Ham United, according to his agent.

Despite bagging seven goals last season season, the Nigeria international has fallen out of favour with Pep Guardola, and is a confirmed target for the Hammers.

“There has been no agreement between the two clubs at the moment but the deal could yet still happen,” the striker’s agent Olumide Olowu is quoted as saying in an e-mail seen by ClarentandHugh.

“Kelechi is training with the Nigerian squad at the moment and is aware that West Ham are interested in signing him.

“Soon as the clubs have come to agree terms with each other Iheanacho will be happy to accept as long as the contract is up to his standards.”

Iheanacho was thought to have been the subject of a £20 million bid from the Irons at the end of May, but the reports later emerged to be premature.

Although West Ham are understood to have contacted officials at the Etihad Stadium, their attempts to negotiate a price have so far been rebuffed.

It is thought that if boss Slavan Bilic is to get his man then the Irons will need to make a substantial offer, with the possibility of a future buy-back clause.

Bilic has identified the need for offensive reinforcements this summer with striker Jonathan Calleri having departed already, continued injury problems hindering Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho, and rumours persisting surrounding the futures of Andrew Ayew and Ashley Fletcher.

If a deal cannot be done with the Manchester club, Bilic may turn his attentions to other reported targets such as unhappy Arsenal forward Lucas Perez and former Blackburn striker Anthony Modeste of F.C. Koln.


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