Marseille's miserable run of form continued with a penalty shoot-out defeat by Strasbourg in the French League Cup last 16 on Wednesday, whi...
The latest news from Lorient
The Hammers are reportedly in talks with French club Lorient to sign the Ghanaian striker.
The Premier League side want to bolster their attacking positions, and they are close to signing Abdul Majeed Waris.
Cameroon striker Benjamin Moukandjo has joined Fabio Capello's struggling Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning after two seasons at Lorient, the French club said on Thursday.
Former France goalkeeper Mickael Landreau has taken the step into coaching, being appointed by Lorient, the second-tier club announced on Tuesday.
Brittany side Lorient's stay in France's Ligue 1 came to an end after 11 years on Sunday as they lost a play-off against second-tier Troyes.
Troyes hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg of the Ligue 1 relegation play-off thanks to Benjamin Nivet's late goal against Lorient.
Dimitri Payet struck as Marseille recovered from last week's heavy defeat by arch rivals Paris Saint-Germain by thrashing bottom side Lorient 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Nice closed the gap on leaders Monaco and moved above PSG in the Ligue 1 table despite Mario Balotelli seeing red against Lorient.
French club Lille have offered free tickets to women for their home game this weekend after sexist banners were unfurled in Saturday's Ligue 1 clash at Lyon.
Gabriel Boschilia and Valere Germain both struck twice as a rampant Monaco routed bottom side Lorient 4-0 on Sunday to climb two points clear of Nice at the top of Ligue 1.
Benjamin Moukandjo insists he feels no pressure taking over the Cameroon captaincy as the forward prepares to lead a diminished squad into the Africa Cup of Nations this weekend.
Ligue 1 leaders Nice crashed out of the last 64 of the French Cup on Sunday after a 2-1 defeat at struggling Lorient, while Marseille won 2-1 at Toulouse after extra time.
The title holders shut down talk of crisis with a dominant showing against the Ligue 1 bottom dwellers, closing the gap at the top of the table with Nice to five points
Radamel Falcao lashed home seconds after coming on as Monaco usurped Nice at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-0 away win at bottom side Lorient on Friday.
A superb Mario Balotelli strike four minutes from time gave Nice a 2-1 win over Lorient on Sunday that left them top of the Ligue 1 table going into the international break.
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