West Ham eye surprise move for Leicester striker Kramaric

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 2:13 - Rob Conlon

Andrej Kramaric: Striker yet to start in Premier League this term

West Ham are lining up a surprise £6million bid for Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric, according to reports.

Kramaric is Leicester’s record signing, having moved to the King Power Stadium in a £9million deal from Croatian outfit Rijeka last January.

The 24-year-old scored three times for the Foxes last term but has fallen completely out of favour under Claudio Ranieri this season.

Having scored one goal in three League Cup starts, Kramaric has made only two substitute appearances in the Premier League, which came in Leicester’s only league defeats of the season – to Arsenal and Liverpool.

Ranieri is understood to be willing to let the Croatia international leave the Midlands club this month, with Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa currently either partnering or acting as backup to England frontman Jamie Vardy.

And according to the Daily Express, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is keen on his compatriot.

Bilic is currently without Diafra Sakho, while Andy Carroll also had to be substituted in the first-half of the win at Bournemouth after picking up yet another injury.

However, before pressing ahead with a move for Kramaric, it is understood Bilic would first have to reduce the wage bill at Upton Park.

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