Date: 31st January 2019 at 2:00pm
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West Ham United have launched an enquiry for Monaco striker Stevan Jovetic, according to the Daily Mail. 

The newspaper report in their live transfer blog [13:13] that the Hammers are attempting to sign a new striker before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

The Mail claim that the club have approached the Ligue 1 side about the possibility of signing the 50-cap Montenegro international, who has previously played for Manchester City in the Premier League.

OPINION

This would be an interesting move from West Ham, who are obviously keen to bring in a new striker on deadline day with players like Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez seeking a last-gasp exit. Jovetic has struggled at Monaco this season, playing just seven games in all competitions, scoring just once in that time. The Montenegro international has had a good scoring record at times during his career, but that touch has deserted him in recent times. His time at Manchester City, which saw him net just 11 times in 44 matches, does not bode too well for West Ham, but that is not to say this would be a bad move. Jovetic is a brilliant player, and Manuel Pellegrini could be the manager to get the best out of him. This deal would likely be a loan, which means there would be little risk for the Hammers as well.