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.
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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