West Ham United are in contact with Napoli striker Fernando Llorente over a move to the London Stadium this summer.
That’s according to Il Mattino, who back up claims that the Hammers are looking at the veteran striker as an option to improve their front line.
West Ham’s interest first appeared yesterday, with journalist Ciro Venerato reporting that both the Hammers and Everton were ‘on the forward’s trail’.
Il Mattino now back that up, at least in West Ham’s case, stating the Spaniard is ‘in contact’ with David Moyes’ side about a move.
That’s all they’re willing to offer, failing to provide any other details than that, so it’s easy to assume that any potential move is in the very early stages at this point.
Most importantly there’s no mention of Napoli’s stance at this stage, but it’s hard to see them being resistant given they’ve just signed Victor Osimhen and managed to keep Dries Mertens as well.
In fact, they’ve been very keen to move players on this summer and getting rid of an ageing striker in the final year of his deal would probably represent good business.
How keen West Ham are to sign Llorente isn’t made clear, but Moyes definitely would like to add to his forward line and with money seemingly tight, a player like him, who has vast Premier League experience, may fit the bill.