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West Ham United are interested in signing former Blackburn Rovers striker Anthony Modeste this summer, according to The Mirror.

The Hammers have endured an inconsistent campaign and Slaven Bilic will surely have money to spend at the end of the season to reinforce his squad.

West Ham made real efforts to sign a notable centre forward last summer and are also expected to be in the market for a new number nine in the next window.

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Modeste made nine Premier League appearances for Blackburn back in 2011-12 but has gone on to become a feared attacker in Germany.

The 28-year-old Frenchman has netted 22 Bundesliga goals in 26 outings for Koln this season, making him the divisionís top goalscorer.

West Ham have Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho as their main attacking weapons currently, but with both having questionable injury records, the Premier League side will want to add another option in the final third.

The report does not stipulate any details on transfer fees, but the Hammers will surely face competition for Modeste if the in-form number nine is available.