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The Insider provides the latest news on the search for a new striker

All the reports this week have surrounded a move for Turkey international Gokhan Tore.

Tore played under Slaven Bilic at Besiktas and has been strongly linked with a move to West Ham throughout the summer.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman added to the speculation on Friday when he said a deal has been agreed with the Hammers.

My sources have confirmed to me that the Club are in advanced discussions with the player and have agreed a deal with the Turkish Club.

It is my understanding that the move should be finalised next week.

Speculation continues to grow over which new big name forward will be brought into the squad next season.

I have been told that the Club have several huge bids in for strikers and in one case it has been accepted by the club, but not by the player yet.

The Club are not prepared to give away which names they are going for until a deal has been completed.

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