West Ham are preparing a bid to sign Napoli ace Hirving Lozano, according to a report from Area Napoli. And if the Hammers manage to sign the Mexican, it would real a real bow to Manchester United and Everton.

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According to a report from the Daily Mail, United and the Toffees want to sign the 24-year-old winger.

And Gazetta dello Sport claims that Napoli will demand €50 million (£43 million) for Lozano.

But if the various reports are to be believed, West Ham are the only side who are ready to actually make a bid for the Napoli star.

And if they manage to beat Manchester united and Everton to his signature it would be a truly massive statement of intent from the east London outfit.

SSC Napoli v Torino Fc - Serie A

Hirving Lozano (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Lozano has struggled since making his £36 million move to Napoli from PSV Eindhoven last summer. But his talent is undeniable. And if given the chance to play regularly in the Premier League, he will surely prove that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level.


The numbers the 24-year-old produced during his time in Holland is evidence of his quality.

Record at PSV highlights his class

Lozano racked up 40 goals and 23 assists in 79 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit (Transfermarkt).

SSC Napoli v Perugia - Coppa Italia

Hirving Lozano (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

The problem for West Ham is that if Manchester United or Everton make a bid themselves, the Mexican might just prefer joining either one of those clubs rather than the Hammers.

He will have more chances to win trophies at Old Trafford, whilst a move to Goodison Park would see him reunited with former manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The 60-year-old Italian and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will both be keen to bolster their wide attacking ranks this summer. David Moyes will be too.

And if West Ham really wan to make genuine progress, they need to be signing players like Lozano. Whether David Sullivan is prepared to make it happen, however, remains to be seen.

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