West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce wants to bring Chelsea striker Demba Ba back to the Boleyn Ground.

The Daily Star says Allardyce has made landing another frontman one of his top targets after Andy Carroll's club record £16m move from Liverpool.

And after splashing out almost £22m on Carroll and Stewart Downing from Liverpool, a loan signing is Allardyce's most likely option - and early summer target Ba is back in his sights.

Ba was a big hit at West Ham during his half-season spell in 2011, when he hit seven goals in 12 league games.

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