West Ham have told Premier League rivals Sunderland to name their price for star striker Jermain Defoe, according to Sky Sports News Reporter, Kaveh Solhekol.
West Ham determined to sign Jermain Defoe. Will pay what it takes to get deal done. Have told Sunderland to name their price #WHUFC
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 4, 2017
The Hammers boss, Slaven Bilic, is keen to add firepower to his side, having struggled to find the net in the first half of the season.
The Croatian manager will be determined to get this one right, having seen summer signings such as Simone Zaza flop magnificently since their arrival.
Defoe made 94 appearances for the east London side during his previous spell at the club, scoring 29 goals, and has proved that despite his age he still knows what he’s doing in the Premier League.
Since his return from the MLS in January 2015, the former Tottenham and Portsmouth man has bagged 33 goals in 74 appearances for the Black Cats, and has been the key factor in them maintaining their Premier League status.