Just in case the Premier League wasn’t exciting enough last season, it seems every single English team is trying to add an extra factor to their squad with the signing of a new striker.
Chelsea have bought Michy Batshuayi, Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tottenham Vincent Janssen, while teams like West Ham and Arsenal are still scrambling around for an attacking reinforcement.
The former of the two are reportedly in advanced negotiations with Carlos Bacca, who wants Champions League football, but another option is still available to them, albeit a bit more expensive.
Napoli’s Manolo Gabbiadini, who enjoyed most of last season sitting on the Serie A side’s bench, still managed to score nine goals in 30 appearances.
Despite his lack of starts, however, the 24-year-old remains a highly valued member of the team, with Aurelio De Laurentiis wanting at least €40m if he is to agree to part with him, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Italian newspaper report that both West Ham and Stoke City are still ‘thinking’ about the centre forward, with €40m (£33.3m) being an affordable price for such a talented player.
Corriere don’t sound very convinced about the interest, though, meaning he might just be one of the names on their lists, but he surely isn’t top.