Date: 30th August 2016 at 4:26pm
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West Ham have had a relatively positive transfer window thus far, however manager Slaven Bilic has so far been unable to secure the services of a top European striker.

The Hammers were have previously be linked to a number of class strikers including Alexandre Lacazette of French side Lyon and Michy Batshuayi who opted to sign for Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The search for a striker seemed to cool down after the £20m signing of Ghanaian international Andre Ayew from Swansea, and Simone Zaza from Juventus, however injuries to both new signing Ayew and Andy Carroll is forcing West Ham back in to the transfer market.

Ayew is out for up to four months whilst Carroll is out for four weeks, leaving Bilic and West Ham in dire need for a new striker with Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho seemingly wanting out of the club.

A loan move for out of favour Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony seems to be the best option for the London club.

The Telegraph understands that Bony has already agreed a multi-million pound deal to leave City for the Chinese Super League in January, leaving the door open for a loan move until such time.

Bony, who is yet to appear under City manager Pep Guardiola, has so far failed to live up to expectation at the Manchester club having only scored six times in 36 Premier League appearances.

Despite a poor scoring record at City the Ivorian international is fine finisher when getting game time. This was proven at Swansea with the now 27-year-old scoring 25 goals and creating another six in 54 Premier League appearances for the Welsh club before his £25m switch to Manchester City.

Bony is a solid short-term solution for Bilic and if his services can be secured, the Ivorian is more than capable of helping the club score goals and can leave the club in a decent position in the league, before moving on to the Chinese Super League.