West Ham gossip: Doumbia, Lanzini, Townsend, Bilic

West Ham Gossip

West Ham are looking to boost their attacking options with a January move for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.external-link

The Ivory Coast international is on loan at CSKA Moscow after failing to make an impact in Rome since joining from the Russian club for £11m in January.

The newspaper says Doumbia, 27, could have his season-long deal cut if the Hammers pursue their interest in the January transfer window.

Despite Manuel Lanzini saying it is "an absolute honour" to be linked with Liverpool, the 22-year-old playmaker will make his loan deal at West Ham permanent, according to the Mirror.external-link

Lanzini is expected to have an extended run in the side with Dimitri Payet ruled out for three months.

Yet the Daily Star reports external-linkHammers manager Slaven Bilic is also keen to add more depth to his squad and is ready to make an approach for out-of-favour Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 24.

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