West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has stated the club's desire to acquire a new striker for the upcoming season is their number one priority. 

The Hammers are extremely depleted in attacking options, with club-record signing Andy Carroll the only main pivotal striking option at Sam Allardyce's disposal.

Carlton Cole's contract was not renewed in the summer and was subsequently released from the West Ham squad. 

Marouane Chamakh has returned to Arsenal after his season-long loan spell at the Hammers ended, and Wellington is no longer with the club anymore.

Sullivan replied to Hammers fans on Twitter after being asked numerous questions by fans on what players the club was targeting. 

Fans enquired Sullivan about the possibility of bringing former fan favourite Scott Parker back to the Boleyn Ground, however Sullivan dismissed it due to wage issues.

Sullivan replied: "We need goalscorers not defenders," when asked about possible defensive targets, and when asked about the potential of signing Scott Parker. 

The West Ham co-owner responded: "We have to focus wages on strikers due to wage cap but would love Scott back if there was room."

The co-owner has ruled out any potential loan moves for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and Liverpool's Raheem Sterling deeming a move for one of them unlikely.


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