EXCLUSIVE: West Ham enquire about loan deal for Lyon hitman

Bertrand Traore TEAMtalk

West Ham have asked Lyon about Bertrand Traore, but having spent their summer budget already – they could only sanction a loan deal with a view to a permanent deal, we can reveal.

The 23-year-old former Chelsea youngster has been in brilliant form for Lyon, claiming 20-goals in two seasons and the Hammers are keen to add him to bring him alongside their new club-record signing Sebastian Haller.

However, Haller’s deal has meant West Ham’s finances are limited so they are now looking at Traore – but Lyon appear unlikely to sanction a loan move.

Sources close to Lyon believe that both Tottenham and Arsenal are considering a move for Traore – who can play out wide as well as up-front.

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