Having failed to land Duván Zapata in the winter market, West Ham United are still keen on the Colombia international.
Sampdoria allowed the 28-year-old to join Atalanta on a two-year deal with an option to buy, and in his debut season he’s scored 27 goals and registered seven assists across all competitions.
Calciomercato now claims the Hammers and Chelsea are the striker’s ‘admirers’ in the Premier League, while Inter Milan have also set sights on him due to Mauro Icardi’s situation at the San Siro.
The Italian website explains that Atalanta are planning to make the attacker’s loan deal permanent by paying €14m to Sampdoria.
Their idea is to either retain the player for next season or a make profit by allowing him to leave in the summer. If it’s the latter, Atalanta will need an offer close to €50m.
Fiorentina’s Giovanni Simeone and Napoli owned Roberto Inglese have been identified as possible replacements for Zapata, if he leaves the club.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been linked with the South American for a while, but Calciomercato doesn’t know if West Ham are ready to meet Atalanta’s valuation.