West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan says signing a “top striker” is the main priority this summer.
The Hammers saw a bid rejected for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and have also been linked with Liverpool’s Christian Benteke.
“We know that we need a top striker which is the hardest thing to sign,” Sullivan told the club website. “We need a 20-goal-a-season striker and that will cost us £25m or £30million. That is where the bulk of the money goes.
“We also need the occasional long shot which is the cheaper player that may come good. We want to sign more players.”