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Journalist says West Ham are still hoping to bring in another striker

Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser has reiterated the possibility of West Ham signing a striker before the window closes.

Michail Antonio has made a fine start to the new Premier League season by scoring three goals in his opening two games, including a clinical brace against Leicester City on Monday night.

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However, Antonio, who has a history of muscle injuries, remains David Moyes’ only senior frontman, which is a risky move heading into a season with European football for the Hammers.

West Ham were very keen on signing Tammy Abraham, but weren’t willing to meet Chelsea’s asking-price, which allowed Roma to pounce and sign the young striker.

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Victory against Crystal Palace this afternoon could see Moyes’ side head into the first international break sitting top of the Premier League, which would mark an outstanding achievement for a side that were battling relegation some 14 months ago.

But the striker situation has left a black cloud hanging over the club, although Rosser told Football FanCast that he remains optimistic:

“They would like to get a striker in before the end of the window. Not based on any information, but I always have a sneaky suspicion that they might just pull something out late.

“But Moyes thinks he can use Bowen or Benrahma through the middle.”

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