Publicly on the hunt for a new striker, West Ham seem to be going about their business in a very strange manner.

Asking Sunderland to ‘name their price’ for Jermaine Defoe and bidding £20m for Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, the Hammers are clearly desperate, and it’s starting to show.

The French striker, who arrived at Celtic Park following Brendan Rodgers’ appointment as their new manager, has been in fine form so far this season for the Bhoys, scoring 19 goals in 36 appearances on top of five assists.

Used more sparingly of late by the Celtic manager Rodgers, Dembele remains one of the top prospects in Britain, and Slaven Bilic is fully aware of this, seeing the France U21 as the man to help his team score goals.

However, according to TF1 journalist Julien Maynard, the player is not interested in leaving the club this winter, having already told Téléfoot back in December that he wanted to win the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.

Considering the Glasgow based club are currently 19 points ahead of second placed Rangers with a game in hand, that shouldn’t really be a problem.

As for West Ham, they need to throw another dart at the board.