West Ham will have to fight for striker

Wilfried BonyTarget Wilfried Bony has reiterated his desire to play football in the Premier League but West Ham face a battle to land him, reports The Daily Mail.

The Ivory Coast international is the top scorer in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem but looks almost certain to leave in the summer, although he will wait until the end of the season before making a decision on his next club.

He has hinted that a Champions League club would be the perfect choice, but Hammers boss Sam Allardyce still hopes to win the race for his signature, beating the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle to his signature.

“For me the Premier League is the top league [in Europe], but the Bundesliga is also good – France, Italy and Spain they’re all good too,” said Bony.

“England I think would be perfect. I’m very interested in the Premier League and the atmosphere in England, it’s a wonderful league and we will see what happens.

“It would be great for me [to move to a club in the Champions League]. It’s the only competition I haven’t played in yet.”

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