West Ham are one of the teams interested in signing Roberto Inglese from Napoli in the summer, according to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato.

During a radio interview on the Calcio & Mercato show on Rai TV (via Area Napoli), Venerato explained that West Ham and Atalanta were keen on Inglese.

The striker is currently on loan at Parma and has a contract with Napoli until 2022, although he is not favoured by Carlo Ancelotti.

West Ham and Atalanta are weighing up summer moves for Inglese, who is rated at a minimum of €20m (more than £17m).

 

Who is Roberto Inglese?

Roberto Inglese has scored eight goals this season. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Inglese has scored eight times for goal-shy Parma this season in 23 matches. Parma sit 11th but whether he will remain with the Serie A side is yet to be decided.

The 27-year-old has spent his entire career in Italy, representing Pescara, Chievo and Napoli, as well as having loan stints with Lumezzane and Carpi.

Inglese has scored 66 career goals in more than 250 appearances with his most prolific campaign coming last year. The Italian forward scored 13 goals for Chievo, including 12 in the league, but he could beat that tally this season if he nets six more.

West Ham could be looking for at least one new striker in the summer but Inglese would represent a risk, considering his lack of experience outside of Italy and his modest goal scoring record.

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