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West Ham’s £15million deal to sign Danny Ings from Aston Villa has not ended their interest in Lorient frontman Terem Moffi, Express Sport can reveal.

The Hammers are currently the very best bidders for the Nigerian international at £25m after offering £20m plus £5m in add-ons for the 23-year-old.

Moffi is unconvinced by the move, nevertheless and would favor to hitch Nice, who made a 3rd improved bid value £15m plus £2.6m in add-ons on Thursday.

There are also fears that Lorient don’t want to sell West Ham as they’re a direct relegation rival for sister club Bournemouth after Bill Foley acquired a stake within the French club.

Southampton had also seen a bid rejected by Lorient last week but they’re yet to return to the table.

West Ham are in search of extra firepower in attack amid fears £35m summer signing Gianluca Scamacca may very well be set for a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Michail Antonio, who has been the topic of interest from Wolves, could potentially depart later within the window should West Ham secure further forward reinforcements.

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