West Ham and Brighton are part of a three-club race to sign deadly Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa, according to a report.West Ham’s problems up front have been well documented, with Michail Antonio being their only out-and-out striker. That has been the case since the departure of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January 2021.
The Irons did attempt to find a solution during the recent transfer window, as they put in a £40million bid for Benfica’s Darwin Nunez. But the Portuguese outfit pushed it back as they hold out for £55m.
And with Antonio known to suffer from hamstring problems, David Moyes needs another centre-forward in his squad before the start of next season.
Brighton, meanwhile, can utilise Neal M …