The door might just be open for West Ham to swoop in and sign Gabriel Barbosa in January.

According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have been interested in signing the Brazilian for the last couple of months.

The 23-year-old Inter Milan-owned hitman spent the last 12 months on loan with Flamengo, and he was absolutely on fire, scoring 36 goals for the Brazilian club.

And it seems as though West Ham have just been given a boost in the race for Gabigol’s signature.

Italian website Calcio Mercato claims that Inter want around €30 million (£25 million) for Barbosa, but Flamengo are only willing to pay around €20 million (£17 million).

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Gabriel Barbosa (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

And now, West Ham cannot hesitate to move in for the South American.

Calcio Mercato claims that Gabigol is open to the idea of moving to Europe, so the Hammers certainly have a chance of convincing the Inter ace to move to the London Stadium.

The lethal hitman would be an absolutely brilliant signing for West Ham, and would undoubtedly help get the best out of Sebastien Haller.

For just £25 million, the Hammers cannot afford to miss out on Barbosa. He could end up being one of the best signings the east London outfit have made in recent history, if they do indeed manage to bring him to the club in January.

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