West Ham target Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma to strengthen attack

West Ham have approached Villarreal about signing Arnaut Danjuma, but they could face stiff competition for the Dutch striker’s signing.

David Moyes wants to improve his attack this summer and is interested in Danjuma after the 25-year-old’s impressive performances over the last 12 months. The Dutch international, who can play on the wing or in the middle, helped Villarreal reach the Champions League quarter-finals and scored 17 goals for club and country last season.

Danjuma, who has been targeted by West Ham before, has made outstanding progress since joining Villarreal from Bournemouth last summer. He is expected to be part of Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad later this year and he is not without interest. Some of the biggest clubs in Europe are monitoring Danjuma’s situation.

It could be difficult for West Ham, who remain interested in signing Jesse Lingard on a free transfer, to lure Danjuma into the London stadium. The Dutchman has proven himself in the Champions League, but West Ham will play in the Europa Conference League next season.

Moyes is determined to show ambition. West Ham are planning a £30m move for Armando Broja from Chelsea, although Thomas Tuchel are keen to assess the striker in pre-season before deciding on his future, and are in talks with Lingard following the departure of the attacking midfielder from West Ham. Man Utd. Lingard shone on loan at West Ham two seasons ago, although they are not the only club interested in him.

West Ham’s first deal this summer was to sign Moroccan centre-back Nayef Aguerd from Rennes for £29.8m. They are also close to announcing the signing of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola for around 10 million pounds.