West Ham desperately need to sign a proven, top quality centre-forward this summer.

Marko Arnautovic seems to be on his way out, whilst the Hammers have allegedly missed out on Maxi Gomez (The Express).

Manuel Pellegrini will now have to switch his focus to other targets.

Salomon Rondon, Moussa Marega and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all apparently on the Hammers radar.

Can they do better though?

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Ciro Immobile of Lazio (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

One interesting option for West Ham could be Lazio hitman Ciro Immobile.

 

The Italian has been in sensational form over the past two seasons. He has racked up an impressive 59 goals and 21 assists in 92 appearances in all competitions.

The 29-year-old is a lethal finisher. He would surely flourish at the London Stadium, when surrounded by the likes of Manu Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Pablo Fornals.

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Ciro Immobile in action for Lazio (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Mirror claims that Lazio could sell the Italy international for £45 million this summer.

In today’s market, that would actually represent fantastic value for the Hammers, and should be a fee that encourages them to make a move for the striker.

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Lazio ace Ciro Immobile (Photo by Silvia Lore/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He probably still has three or four years left ahead of him at his peak, and he would be a far more exciting addition for West Ham than some of the previous names mentioned.

Immobile is established at the very highest level. He would undoubtedly take West Ham to an entirely new level next season.

And Manuel Pellegrini should not hesitate to bring him to the London Stadium.

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