West Ham are in talks over a deal for the Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca. The Italy international scored 16 goals in Serie A last season and David Moyes has decided to step up his interest in the 23-year-old.
Moyes wants to bring in more competition for Michail Antonio up front and has set his sights high this summer. Paris Saint-Germain have been tracking Scamacca and West Ham could face a battle to convince him to move to the London Stadium. It could also take a bid of €50m for Sassuolo to sell Scamacca.
The Italian is not the only striker on West Ham’s shortlist. They are also interested in Armando Broja, though it remains to be seen if Moyes wants to pursue his interest in the Chelsea striker. Broja, who is also a target for Everton, Newcastle and Napoli, could cost £30m. The 20-year-old is considering his future at Chelsea as he wants to play regularly.
West Ham are also tracking Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz. The Chile striker scored 25 goals for club and country last season. West Ham’s interest in signing Jesse Lingard on a free is dependent on the former Manchester United midfielder lowering his wage demands. They also hold a tentative interest in the Watford winger Ismailia Sarr.
Moyes also wants to sign another midfielder despite buying Flynn Downes from Swansea last week. West Ham have had two offers rejected for Lille’s Amadou Onana. They are also interested in the Hoffenheim left-back David Raum.