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West Ham hold fresh talks to sign Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham United have intensified negotiations with Sevilla for forward Youssef En-Nesyri, per Standard Sport.

Manager David Moyes is aiming to bolster the team’s attacking prowess after the departure of Italian international Gianluca Scamacca to Atalanta earlier this month.

En-Nesyri has long been on Moyes’ radar, dating back to his failed bid for the Moroccan back in January 2021. 

Discussions with the La Liga club have reopened as the Hammers seek to add the talented 27-year-old striker to their ranks.

The striker bagged 18 goals across various competitions last season and played a notable role in Morocco’s unexpected journey to the 2022 World Cup semi-final. 

En-Nesyri continues to be pivotal for Sevilla, as highlighted by his recent goal in the UEFA Super Cup loss against Manchester City. 

However, financial challenges faced by the Spanish club have opened the door for a potential transfer.

Parallel to their negotiations with En-Nesyri, West Ham have also expressed interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s Hugo Ekitike

Despite discussions with the player’s representatives, the Hammers face competition from Everton, AC Milan, Lyon and Eintracht Frankfurt. 

While West Ham are hesitant to meet PSG’s valuation, Everton are willing to pay £29.8 million with an additional £4.3m in potential add-ons for Ekitike.

The departure of Scamacca has left Moyes with a limited striker pool consisting of Michail Antonio, Danny Ings and youngster Divin Mubama.

Antonio’s future had been uncertain, but his recent performances, including a spectacular goal against Chelsea, have underlined his value to the team. 

Ings, acquired in January from Aston Villa as an emergency solution, has struggled to find his rhythm.

With the transfer window heading down the final stretch, West Ham’s pursuit of attacking reinforcements is gaining momentum.

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