West Ham United have struggled in the league this season, managing five wins from 22 matches.

The Hammers’ poor form has seen them sit in 16th spot, two points ahead of Everton and AFC Bournemouth, who are 18th and 19th respectively in the table.

David Moyes is currently in charge at West Ham but his future there remains uncertain. The London club have identified a target to potentially replace the Scot.

Il Messaggero, relayed by LazioNews24, are reporting West Ham have set their sights on Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri.

Midway through the season, the Italian club have informed their coach that qualifying for the Champions League next season is the priority. The club’s tough stance has annoyed Sarri, who feels ‘alone and almost abandoned’ and his discontent doesn’t subside.

Even though he has a contract until 2025, it is ‘not at all certain’ the ex-Chelsea manager will stay at Lazio. West Ham are in the picture to take him and are one of the clubs to have ‘contacted’ the 64-year-old.

The next few months will be decisive to know Sarri’s situation at Lazio and also how West Ham will progress under Moyes.