Last Updated: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:56
West Ham are being heavily linked with QPR striker Loic Remy after a proposed move for Duvan Zapata fell through.
The Hammers are keen to add to their attacking options at Upton Park, especially because £15m summer signing Andy Carroll is set to miss at least the first two weeks of the upcoming campaign with the heel injury he sustained in May.
It was thought a deal for Estudiantes striker Zapata had been agreed and the Colombian would join the Hammers subject to being granted a work permit.
However, the latest reports suggest the transfer is off and boss Sam Allardyce has turned his attention to Remy instead, who impressed in the Premier League last season, scoring six goals following his January arrival.
QPR have admitted that they could sell the Frenchman, but only for the right price - believed to be at least £7million - and the Hammers are interested.
It is thought that Newcastle are also interested in signing Remy and could compete for his signature.
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