It wouldn’t be a transfer window without West Ham United being linked with Italian striker Andrea Belotti.

West Ham have been linked with the Torino skipper in every window for the last few years.

Indeed back in 2019 Tuttosport and Calcio Mercato claimed West Ham had offered £55 million for Belotti.

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West Ham fans make it clear they want Moyes to move for Perma-linked Belotti

When news emerged recently that the Euro 2020 winner could be signed for as little as £15m, West Ham fans urged David Moyes to bring him to the London Stadium and ease the burden on Michail Antonio.

Indeed earlier this week Serie A expert Conor Clancy called for West Ham to end their striker search by plumping for the 27-year-old (FootballFanCast).

But there will be uncertainty over Belotti’s immediate future after he picked up a potentially serious ankle injury in Torino’s first game back.

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Hammers linked forward suffers potentially serious ankle injury

Football Italia reports that Torino are concerned after the West Ham target limped off with an ankle injury after a coming together which resulted in an unnatural twisting of the joint during a Coppa Italia clash against Serie B side Cremonese.

The incident occurred midway through the first half at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino and Belotti tried to continue but was forced off soon after.

Initial thoughts were that the injury could be a severe sprain. But the striker will now be sent for a scan to determine the extent of the damage.

West Ham need a striker and a defender before the window closes.

But whether Belotti is even on Moyes’s list remains to be seen.

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Has Moyes been holding out for Lingard all along to fill second striker void

With increased speculation that Jesse Lingard could now return to West Ham, it may be that Moyes decides he – along with Jarrod Bowen – would be sufficient back-up in the striker department.

That certainly worked out well last season. Moyes elected to sign Lingard instead of a striker after selling Sebastien Haller.

And the Man United loan star notched nine goals and six assists in 16 games in an advanced role.

Meanwhile, one stiker who Moyes’s has been linked with all year – Tammy Abraham – certainly won’t be moving to West Ham.

That’s after he flew to Italy to sign for Jose Mourinho’s Roma in a £34m deal.

In other news, has Paul Pogba just convinced Jesse Lingard to return to West Ham?

And major West Ham transfer announcement claim proves to be made up nonsense.

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