West Ham have identified two strikers for their summer wish-list, according to reliable insider EXWHUEmployee.
On The West Ham Way podcast with Phoenix FM, EXWHUEmployee told listeners that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Maxi Gomez were summer targets.
West Ham could try to poach Mitrovic from relegation shoe-ins Fulham, while Celta Vigo’s Gomez could also be relegated.
Fulham star Mitrovic has scored 10 Premier League goals this season but his side still look destined for the drop.
The Serbia international moved to Fulham on a permanent deal last summer after leaving Newcastle United but West Ham could offer him the chance to stay in the Premier League.
Mitrovic is renowned for being a physical presence and a handful for defenders but he has also shown he can score goals in the top flight.
The 24-year-old might be available for a cut-price fee when Fulham are relegated with EXWHUEmployee claiming he is a target for the Hammers.
Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez was West Ham’s top target in January when it seemed like Marko Arnautovic would leave. The Hammers were even considering triggering Gomez’s £43.5m release clause when Arnautovic announced he was staying, The Guardian reported in January.
But since then, Barcelona have entered the race for the 22-year-old striker, who has scored nine goals this season, as per Mundo Deportivo.
The Uruguay international has not scored since early January but West Ham will continue to monitor him as a potential summer addition.