According to a report from Italian publication Area Napoli, West Ham are the club who have shown the most concrete interest in FC Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun heading into the summer transfer window.

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The Hammers are set to face competition from Napoli for the Iran international’s signature at the end of the season (Area Napoli).

West Ham boss David Moyes will surely be desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

The east London outfit desperately need to bring in more competition and support for the misfiring Sebastien Haller.

SL Benfica v Zenit St. Petersburg: Group G - UEFA Champions League

Sardar Azmoun (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

And Azmoun could be just the ticket. He has certainly shown what he is capable of on a consistent basis over the past two or three years.

Area Napoli claims that the Hammers have shown the most concrete interest in the 25-year-old out of any club so far.

 

Area Napoli suggest that Azmoun could be picked up for as little as £25 million this summer. And that would represent excellent value for West Ham.

SL Benfica v Zenit St. Petersburg: Group G - UEFA Champions League

Sardar Azmoun (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Stats

The 25-year-old has been in fine form for Zenit over the past 14 months. In 45 appearances, he has racked up 26 goals and 10 assists (Transfermarkt).

Azmoun is very strong in their air. In 27 outings for Zenit this season, the 6ft 1in hitman has won an average of two aerial duals per game (Who Scored).

The Iranian seems to be ideally suited to the Premier League. And at 25, now seems to be the perfect time for him to make his move to England.

And judging by Area Napoli’s report, West Ham have a very good chance of winning the race to sign Azmoun this summer.

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