Hammers lodge Piquionne bid

Frederic Piquionne makes it 2-0 just three minutes later
Image: Piquionne: West Ham target

Sky Sports News understands that West Ham have made an offer for Lyon striker Frederic Piquionne.

Lyon striker emerges as transfer target for West Ham

Sky Sports News understands that West Ham have made an offer for Lyon striker Frederic Piquionne. The Frenchman has just completed a season on loan at Portsmouth and is now considering his next move. Although he was not able to help the troubled South Coast club avoid relegation, Piquionne impressed with a series of dynamic performances. He has made it clear that he would like to stay in the Premier League and a number of clubs are thought to be interested in securing his services. Fulham are believed to be among the chasing pack but it now seems West Ham have stepped up their own pursuit. Owners David Gold and David Sullivan are looking to help strengthen the squad over the summer after only just staying up and have identified Piquionne as a transfer target.

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