West Ham United have spoken to Sevilla about a deal for long-term target Youssef En-Nesyri, 90min can confirm, and have held talks over the signing of Lorient forward Terem Moffi.
The Hammers are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table after losing 11 of the 18 games they’ve played so far this season, winning just four and drawing three.
David Moyes’ side have scored only 15 goals in that time – the joint-fourth worst record in the division – despite forking out big money in the summer on the likes of Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta, and that lack of return has placed huge pressure on the shoulders of the former Everton and Manchester United manager.
90min has long understood that West Ham are in the market for another forward to provide competition for Scamacca and Michail Antonio, and sources have confirmed that contact has again been made with struggling Sevilla over En-Nesyri.
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The 25-year-old first appeared on West Ham’s radar in the 2021 January transfer window and an interest has been maintained since, even though the Moroccan World Cup star – who played all seven games in Qatar and scored two goals en route to a surprise semi-final appearance – endured a disappointing 2021/22 season.
Talks have been held about a potential loan deal but it’s unclear at this stage whether En-Nesyri would be interested in moving to London Stadium.
Another forward West Ham have held talks over is Lorient’s 23-year-old Terem Moffi, who has 10 goals to his name from 16 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
Southampton have also been showing interest as they too bid to stave off relegation, but 90min understands that West Ham are exploring a potential deal for the Nigeria international, who joined Lorient in October 2020 after spending two years with Belgian side Kortrijk.