There is a big update for West Ham on an Italian striker David Moyes reportedly wants to sign as a deal is rumoured which rules out the Hammers.
All the talk this week has been about West Ham’s interest in Chelsea-owned striker Armando Broja.
But the Hammers have also been linked with a host of Italian strikers too as Moyes looks to finally get a new forward signed at the third window of asking.
West Ham have allegedly made a move to sign Everton-owned striker Moise Kean, who is currently in the middle of a two-year loan with his former club Juventus.
According to a report from Corriere dello Sport (print edition June18th, page 7) Juve are keen to sign the 22-year-old permanently but then want to immediately sell him on.
The Turin giants have an obligation to buy the Italy international at the end of next season for €28 million (£24 million) according to Tuttosport.
Corriere dello Sport claimed earlier this week that West Ham want 22-year-old Italian international Kean in the summer transfer window.
But there has been a big update for West Ham on the Italian striker Moyes reportedly wants to sign as a deal is rumoured which rules out the Hammers.
According to Football Italia, Juve are already listening to offers for Kean but are reportedly ready to include the striker in a swap deal for PSG star Leandro Paredes, which would allow the Bianconeri to save €4m (£3.5m) in the deal with Everton.
“Once they have an agreement to sell the 22-year-old, Juventus can activate their €28m (£24m) option to buy and save €4m (£.35m) plus potential €3m (£2.5m) bonuses from their deal with Everton,” Football Italia explains of the complex plan.
“Kean is a product of Juventus academy and joined the Toffees in a €30m (£25m) deal in the summer of 2019.”
West Ham are being linked with the likes of exciting young forwards Broja, Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic and Kean’s fellow Italians Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca.
So missing on on Kean will be no great loss given his inauspicious spell with Everton.
West Ham made the mistake of taking a big money chance on Everton flop Nikola Vlasic and it backfired.
So perhaps Juve and PSG will be doing the Hammers a big favour here by ensuring there’s no repeat.