West Ham are showing ’extremely concrete’ interest in VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy ahead of the January transfer window as the race for his signature develops.

That’s according to BILD, who say West Ham have also ‘entered the poker game’ for the striker as his agents weigh up their options.

Guirassy is one of the tales of the Bundesliga season so far, with a series of impressive performances since day one and the numbers to match.

His tally 16 goals in 11 league games so far has him competing with Harry Kane for the golden boot and has earned him ever increasing attention from the Premier League.

Several sides have been showing an interest in a potential deal for him in January, when he is available for €17.5m thanks to a clause in his current contract, and West Ham are the latest to join the queue.

David Moyes’s side are said to be ‘thinking intensively’ about making an offer for the striker and their interest is now ‘extremely concrete’.

They’ve joined the list of Manchester United, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest in showing a desire to sign the striker, who will seemingly have plenty of options on the table.

For now, he and his agents simply want to listen to all the offers made to them in the coming weeks and then decide on the best option, with one of those seemingly set to be from West Ham.