According to a report from the Sun, West Ham have now switched their attention to Atalanta hitman Duvan Zapata.

The Hammers ended their protracted pursuit of Maxi Gomez earlier this week.

And Sky Sports are claiming that West Ham are interested in signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller.

Perhaps the Hammers want more than one established striker, however.

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Duvan Zapata (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

The Sun claims that Zapata, 28, is the latest name to be targeted by Manuel Pellegrini. And he could be available for around £40 million.

The Colombia international was on fire in Italy last season. He racked up 28 goals and eight assists in 48 appearances in all competitions for Atalanta.

 

West Ham were actually linked with Zapata a few weeks ago, but at the time, a fee of £60 million plus was quoted (Gazzetta dello Sport).

That price seemed to be rather extortionate to say the least. And the Sun’s report to day is far more realistic.

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Duvan Zapata (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

The pacey front-man is a proven goalscorer who would surely thrive under Pellegrini at the London Stadium.

With the amount of talented attacking midfielders currently at West Ham, the Colombian would surely score plenty of goals in the Premier League.

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Duvan Zapata in action for Colombia (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

And £40 million in today’s market really is decent value for someone with Zapata’s goalscoring record.

West Ham will be aiming for a top seven finish next season. And the Atalanta hitman could be the last piece of the puzzle for Manuel Pellegrini.

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