On Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Mattino stated West Ham United are keen to sign Napoli’s Piotr Zieliński and are ready to offer him big wages.

Later that day, Calciomercato reported the Hammers are preparing a new offensive to secure the attacking midfielder’s services, as they want to close the deal ‘at short notice’.

Alfredo Pedullà has shared more updates on West Ham’s interest in the 28-year-old.

He explains the Serie A side making an approach for Hellas Verona’s Antonín Barák will depend on the Poland international leaving this summer.

Alfredo Pedullà states the contacts are ‘alive’ and West Ham are ‘moving forward’ to sign Zieliński. At the moment, an agreement is not yet closed.

The journalist has also provided more information on this case to SportItalia, relayed by AreaNapoli.

According to Pedullà, David Moyes’ side are ‘serious’ about Zieliński. He was initially not in favour of joining the Premier League side, but their ‘insistence’ has made him to reflect as the Pole is now ‘thinking’ about moving to London.

Napoli value Zieliński at €40m and this is the fee they need, including bonuses, to let go of their player. The journalist states Aurelio De Laurentiis would be satisfied if it’s €33m + €7m or €35m + €5m, as long as the deal is worth €40m.