West Ham United have reportedly made a £27m bid for Nice forward Alassane Plea, but could face competition from other Premier League clubs for the 25-year-old’s services.

Plea enjoyed an impressive campaign in Ligue 1 last season scoring 21 goals in all competitions, helping Nice secure an eighth place finish.

The 25-year-old striker came through the ranks at Lyon and made a handful of appearances for the club before earning a move to Nice in 2014, where he has established himself as one of Ligue 1’s most prolific forwards having notched 36 times since.

But the Hammers could face competition for the striker with Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and Fulham all reportedly interested in snapping up the 25-year-old this summer.

West Ham have been linked with a host of attackers in recent weeks as Manuel Pellegrini aims to reshape the current squad, with the Chilean securing the services of Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop so far, with the latter joining for a club record fee thought to be in the region of £22m.

But any deal for Plea is likely to usurp that figure, with Nice apparently looking for a fee in the region of £26.6m for the 25-year-old striker.