West Ham United are eyeing up a summer move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to Turkish newspaper Takvim.

The 25-year-old has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season and will reportedly cost the Hammers somewhere around £17 million.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic may feel he is able to entice Tosun to the London Stadium having worked with the player for two years during his time in charge of Besiktas.

The Turkey international started his career in Frankfurt before joining Gaziantepspor and finally moving on to the Super Lig leaders where he has been for the last couple of seasons.

Tosun scored twice in four minutes last Friday as he helped his country beat Finland 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

The attacker would not require a work permit to play in England due to having an EU citizenship and could turn out to be an attractive proposition for many of Europe’s top clubs in the summer.

Irons fans will be desperate for a new striker next season to shoulder some of the goalscoring responsibility as worries persist over Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho’s long-term fitness issues.


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