West Ham United’s Michail Antonio has been sidelined with a knee injury since November and David Moyes has used Jarrod Bowen to lead the Premier League side’s attack since then.

Danny Ings is another recognised striker in the squad but he hasn’t managed a goal or an assist from 18 games this season. This could see the Hammers look for a new player in attack.

According to Voetbal International, West Ham have identified Ajax’s Steven Bergwijn as their top target.

In fact, Moyes’ side are ‘seriously interested’ in bringing the former Tottenham Hotspur man back to London in January.

The Netherlands international has indicated he doesn’t want to leave the Eredivisie side in the winter market, but the report says he’s open to leaving, as long as the overall package suits him.

The Amsterdam club, for their part, would like to retain the forward. At the same time, the outlet states his sale would help improve their finances.

VI don’t mention any figure but say Ajax aim to recover a large part of the €31m they invested on signing him in 2022. They add Ajax haven’t yet received an offer for the 26-year-old but that ‘could arrive soon’, likely from West Ham.

Ajax acting technical director Kelvin de Lang has been speaking to Het Parool, where he was specifically asked about claims of West Ham’s interest in Bergwijn.

“I only read that online. They didn’t call me, I can promise you. Steven is an important player for us. We want to keep him, also because he can be very decisive for us if he does well. He is a player we want to continue with,” he said.