Currently in very different areas of the Premier League table, West Ham United and Aston Villa could end up going for the same player in the summer.

That’s Joaquín Correa, currently at Inter Milan, where he has struggled to convince ever since his expensive transfer from Lazio.

Gazzetta dello Sport look at the Argentine’s situation on Friday, and make it clear the plan from the Serie A side is to offload him in the summer.

They have highlighted Bologna’s Riccardo Orsolini as the replacement, but first need to get rid of Correa, who is becoming a burden to them.

It’s explained that San Siro grumbles ‘every time he touches the ball’, and that’s what makes any ‘stay difficult’.

West Ham are said to be ‘in pole position’ to get him at this moment in time, but they would face the competition from Aston Villa.

The sale of Correa is now ‘increasingly probable’, and he is attracting attention of ‘medium-range English clubs, which are always very wealthy’.

In fact, the Argentine ‘wouldn’t mind a different challenge’ on these shores after what are described as ‘two forgettable seasons’ with Inter Milan.

West Ham want to ‘rebuild their attack’, and perhaps try and get the best out of Gianluca Scamacca, and they like Correa for his ‘still unexpressed potential’.

However, Aston Villa are lurking, as they have ‘also expressed interest’ in the forward, where they will need to ‘rebuild him both physically and mentally’.

Something to keep in mind.