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West Ham make £24m offer for Batshuayi or Lacazette, ready Benteke or Bony bid

West Ham United have made a £24million bid for a striker in France according to co-chairman David Sullivan.

The Hammers have been heavily linked with a pair of Ligue 1 stars in recent times with Marseille's Michy Batshuayi and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette high on their agenda, according to Sky Sports.

Sullivan has revealed that the East London outfit have indeed made a big-money bid for an attacking player, believed to be currently playing in the French competition, and has confirmed that an offer of £25m will soon be made to an England-based striker, believed to be Liverpool's Christian Benteke or Manchester City's Wilfried Bony.

"We put in a bid today for €30m (£23.7m) for a player and other bids will be going in," Sullivan said on Sky Sports News HQ.

"We are going to make a £20m or £25m bid for a player in England this week. So whatever happens, we'll bring a top striker in.

"It's a statement of intent. We'll spend between £30m-£50m on transfers this summer. But you've got to build it up gradually. You can't compete with the likes of Manchester United overnight.

"We might have to put our own money in - we've done it before - but we hope we're clever enough for the €30m bid."

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