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West Ham lining up move for highly-rated Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek

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West Ham are lining up a move for Adam Hlozek
West Ham are lining up a move for Adam Hlozek / VLADIMIR SIMICEK/Getty Images
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Exclusive - West Ham are considering a move for highly-rated Sparta Prague youngster Adam Hlozek as the club looks to bolster its attacking options in the January transfer window.

The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the best young talents in Europe since making his debut in 2018, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund already lodging an interest in the frontman.

Adam Hlozek challenges for a header in a friendly against Italy
Adam Hlozek challenges for a header in a friendly against Italy / Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

90min understands West Ham have been monitoring Hlozek's development since last year and are now weighing up a move for the Czech Republic international.

One of the main stumbling blocks in any potential deal is the £20m fee Sparta Prague are demanding for the talented forward. However, West Ham are set to part ways with Sebastien Haller - with Ajax expected to pay upwards of £20m for the misfiring Ivory Coast international - which could see a move for Hlozek given the green light.

Another senior player who has left the London Stadium recently is Robert Snodgrass, whose move to West Brom is expected to be officially confirmed soon, meaning the club have shifted two considerable earners from the wage bill.

Despite Hlozek attracting the attention of some of European football's behemoths, West Ham's growing Czech contingency at the club - which includes Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal - means they would be well placed if they opted to make a move for the youngster.

Moyes is keen to add to his forward options
Moyes is keen to add to his forward options / Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Hlozek isn't the only frontman Moyes is looking at as he looks to relieve Michail Antonio of the burden of being the club's main goal threat.

The Hammers boss is also monitoring Reims striker Boulaye Dia, while Chelsea's Olivier Giroud is also of interest. The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and it's understood he could leave the Blues this month if a new deal isn't agreed.

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