West Ham tracking MarcAntoine Fortune and Eidur Gudjohnsen
29 June 2009 09:19
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Fortune was understood to be close to moving to Hull after the striker scored five goals in 17 Premier games for Albion.
Albion's relegation saw Fortune returned to Nancy but his quick adaption to life in the Premier League alerted several clubs and West Ham, who are short on attacking options, are considering a move for the Frenchman.
West Ham may face competition from Celtic, whose new manager Tony Mowbray, took Fortune to the Hawthorns.
The 27-year-old has been valued at around £3 million, which is allegedly the bid that the Tigers have had accepted for him.
Gianfranco Zola, the West Ham manager, is keen to bolster his striking options, and the former Chelsea player sees the Frenchman as a possible option.
The Italian manager seems set to lose striker Dean Ashton to Stoke City, at least on loan, and it is thought that Fortune will provide good competition for a starting place at Upton Park.
Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also said to be keeping a close eye on the former Utrecht player.
Another option for Zola could be Eidur Gudjohnsen, who looks certain to leave Barcelona this summer.
The ex-Chelsea man has fallen down the order in recent times and has hinted at a move to be re-united with his former Stamford Bridge team-mate.
"I had a great time with Chelsea and Gianfranco and I know the game inside out. I know I would adapt easily to the football there," said Gudjohnsen.