West Ham United are in the market for a striker for next season, and, as per usual, they appear to be aiming high.
Despite securing the expensive services of Sébastien Haller last summer, the Hammers still aren’t pleased with their offensive output and their name has started to circulate around Europe once more as their hunt begins.
Earlier on Wednesday, we covered an article stating they were taking a look at AS Roma’s Edin Džeko, who had recently been placed on the transfer list.
The former Manchester City man is available for a fee of around €13-14m, making him affordable, far more so than the Hammers’ other target: Arkadiusz Milik.
This comes from TuttoMercatoWeb, who state West Ham are among the ‘important admirers’ from the Premier League taking an interest in the 26 year old.
The Italian website explain the striker ‘will leave’ Napoli this summer, and a price of €40m (down from €50m, it seems) has been placed above his head.
As of yet, no such offer has arrived on Aurelio de Laurentiis’ desk, and TuttoMercatoWeb suggest most clubs are simply playing the waiting game, knowing full well a sale has to be done this summer since Milik’s contract runs out next year and he doesn’t seem interested in renewing.
Furthermore, with Napoli spending big on Victor Osimhen, some money will need to be recouped.