West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Hammers are expected to make a bid for the Italian soon. The London club would offer €20m for the striker, although Napoli are demanding €25m.

Last month, the journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that Stoke City were also in the race for the 24-year-old, and the Potters had made a €25m bid for him, but the offer was immediately turned down by Napoli.

That’s a conflict of information there. Something is wrong, or Napoli have dropped their demands. It could also be a case of how the €25m is paid, whether it’s in a lump sum or spread over the length of the player’s contract at a new club.

With Gonzalo Higuain leading the attack, Gabbiadini didn’t have much game time last season. He made only 30 appearances, playing 982 minutes and scoring nine goals, which is not a bad rate.