West Ham United are showing an interest in Napoli forward Leonardo Pavoletti, according to claims in the Italian media. The forward has in the past been linked with a move to England, following Leeds United’s attempts to land the player in 2015.

TMW have claimed West Ham are monitoring the situation with Pavoletti ahead of the next transfer window. West Ham will be looking to bolster their attacking options in the summer after Slaven Bilic side’s problems this season.

With the failure of Simone Zaza and the injury issues with Andy Carroll, the East London side have struggled for goals. The 27-year-old only joined Napoli in January for €18m, but he’s played just three league games for the Seire A side, and subsequently West Ham could look to take advantage.

During Nicola Salerno’s time at Leeds United we covered reports from Italy that Pavoletti held talks with Massimo Cellino over a possible move to the Championship side. The discussions were centred around the forward finding out more about the club, and also to getting to know the Leeds United owner more.

At the time it was claimed that there was a real possibility of Pavoletti arriving at Elland Road, but he took the decision to head to Genoa from Sassuolo.