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Giant striker Lacina Traore set for West Ham loan

PUBLISHED: 22:21 03 January 2014 | UPDATED: 22:21 03 January 2014

Lacina Traore could be heading to West Ham. Pic by John Walton/EMPICS

Lacina Traore could be heading to West Ham. Pic by John Walton/EMPICS

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West Ham are set to sign giant Ivorian striker Lacina Traore on loan for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old looks to be heading to Monaco from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, but will immediately move to Upton Park on a temporary basis - providing he can get a work permit.

Traore is the latest star Anzhi, bottom of the Russian League this season, are selling after billionaire owner Sulyeman Kerimov decided to drastically cut funds.

The 6ft 8in Ivory Coast forward has scored 21 goals in 29 games for Anzhi and transfers he has cost £26million from transfers to FC Club in Romania, Kuban Krasnador and his current club.

Traore has scored four times in seven caps for the Ivory Coast national team and has faced both Liverpool and Spurs in the Europa League for his current club - scoring a sublime lob against the former last season.

The Hammers have struggled for goals this season in the continued absence of record signing Andy Carroll.

Only four teams have scored less than 19 goals in the Premier League this season, and they sit second bottom of the table with relegation a real threat.

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