The Hammers’ record £20.5m signing was taken off just 35 minutes into his debut for the club on Monday night with a thigh problem, and it’s understood that he’ll miss around four months of action.
This news has, naturally, come as a huge blow for the London club after they signed the Ghana star to ease attacking concerns, and reports claim that they are now keeping a watching brief on Bony and Benteke as the transfer deadline approaches.
The Ivorian and Belgian are out in the cold at Man City and Liverpool respectively, with both players left out of their managers’ Premier League opening squads last weekend.
It’s understood that West Ham are keen on loan deal, but their divisional rivals are eyeing permanent transfer for the pair, who do possess proven goalscoring records in English football.
Should the Irons sign either, they would become their ELEVENTH summer addition following Jonathan Calleri’s loan move to the club from Deportivo Maldonado earlier this week.