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West Ham target Brennan Johnson to replace Lucas Paqueta

West Ham United are eyeing a move for Nottingham Forest attacker Brennan Johnson this summer, according to the Telegraph.

The Hammers are in the market for a potential replacement for Lucas Paqueta – a target for Premier League champions Manchester City.

West Ham and City have not agreed a deal for the Brazilian international, but the move looks likely.

Johnson, who played a crucial role in Forest’s Premier League survival last season with eight goals and three assists in 38 appearances, is on their shortlist.

West Ham have lost Gianluca Scamacca, who returned to Italy to join Atalanta. while Manuel Lanzini also left as a free agent this summer.

With striker Michail Antonio a target for several Saudi Pro League clubs, manager David Moyes wants attacking reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

Johnson has been a target for Brentford this summer, with the Bees bidding £35 million for the Wales international. 

Tottenham Hotspur also looked his way as they strive to rebuild their squad following the departure of Harry Kane.

Forest want £45 million for the 22-year-old. He has three years left on his current deal, and the club are in no rush to sell him.

They want more than double the £15m they received from Middlesbrough for Britt Assombalonga in 2017.

West Ham have already signed Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse this summer.

They had agreed a fee with Manchester United for Harry Maguire, but the deal has hit an impasse.

The Hammers are also after Ajaz star Mohammed Kudus and could pursue Johnson next.

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