West Ham United edge ahead of Newcastle United in January transfer race for in-demand striker

West Ham United have reportedly edged in front of Newcastle United in the race to sign Poland international Krzysztof Piatek.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:14 am

According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, David Moyes is in the driving seat to sign the AC Milan frontman with the Serie A outfit preferring to cash in on the player, rather than send him out on loan.

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United enquired about the player earlier this window but wanted a loan with option to buy. Aston Villa and Barcelona have also been linked with Piatek.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and West Ham United at Bramall Lane on January 10, 2020 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)