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.