Hammers fail in Gameiro bid – Report

Hammers boss Avram Grant is in the market for attacking
reinforcements after his loan move for Felipe Caicedo reportedly
fell through. Gameiro has emerged as a prime target for the Premier
League club after impressing during the past two seasons with
Lorient. The livewire frontman joined Lorient from Strasbourg in
2008 and scored 11 goals in Ligue 1 during his debut campaign at
the club. The 23-year-old built on that promise by netting 17 goals
in the league last term and he has attracted interest from several
clubs across Europe. The former France Under 21 international
revealed earlier in the summer that Valencia were keen, while AC
Milan have also watched him in the past. West Ham have now made an
attempt to win the race for Gameiro, although reports suggest
Lorient want £11.5million before agreeing to sell. Lorient
have already lost one key player this summer after Laurent
Koscielny joined Arsenal and will be seeking another sizeable fee
before allowing Gameiro to join his former team-mate in the Premier
League.