West Ham United’s search for a new striker has still not yielded any results as they continue to be linked with several players for the same position.
Earlier this month, Gazzetta dello Sport reported the Hammers have made an ‘enquiry’ for Graziano Pellè.
The 35-year-old is without a club after his contract with Chinese side Shandong Luneng expired at the end of December.
According to Il Bianconero, the frontman is now waiting to start a new adventure and is eager to return to Europe, after discarding options from Asia.
It’s claimed David Moyes’ side are chasing the former Southampton man, along with other Serie A clubs. Pellè has put proposals on ‘standby’ because he is ‘waiting for the big call’ from either Juventus or Inter Milan.
Juve chief Fabio Paratici has included Pellè’s name in their striker target list and there’s been ‘preliminary contacts’ between the Old Lady and his entourage in recent weeks. Inter are also probing the ground for him.
Pellè wants an 18-month contract, while the Turin club are ready to offer him a deal until the end of the season.
The website adds Pellè is ‘one of the hot names for Juve’s attack’, but they are unwilling to offer a contract for one-and-a-half years.
It’s not clear whether or not West Ham are ready to meet the free agent’s contractual demands for a transfer.