West Ham United have identified Graziano Pellè as a target, according to FcInterNews.
The 35-year-old is a free agent and is now without a club after leaving Chinese side Shandong Luneng.
Despite his age, there is ‘no shortage of proposals’ for the striker. The report’s headline states Pellè is in talks with Juventus and Inter Milan, while there are two ‘serious proposals’ from clubs outside Italy.
Regarding the latter, it’s claimed one is a ‘rich’ proposal from a Middle East club and the other is from the Hammers.
David Moyes’ side are looking for a new striker in the winter market and the report claims they have made a proposal for the Italian, who knows the Premier League well, having spent two seasons at Southampton.
It’s claimed West Ham would have ‘gladly’ signed Pellè before he left the English side for Shandong Luneng in 2016, so their interest in him is not new.
Pellè has spent time in Italy in the past, but he hasn’t played for a top club in his country and the possibility of playing in Serie A ‘fascinates’ the attacker.
Inter Milan and Juventus are looking for a low-cost striker in January. The two Serie A giants haven’t made an offer for the player, but carried out ‘simple chats’. ‘This is far less advanced’ than the ‘two proposals mentioned above’, which includes the one from West Ham.
Pellè is currently in Dubai and should he decide to return to Italy, he will have to quarantine for 10 days. This would only delay his inclusion in matches, given the ex-Premier League striker will not be in his best physical condition.
With proposals from West Ham and a club from the Middle East, it remains to be seen whether Pellè will join either of them or move to another club in January.