West Ham United allegedly could now abandon our proposed move to sign Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo this summer.

That’s according to a report from Calcio Mercato who claim that the Hammers will now put all of their attention into signing Armando Broja from Chelsea instead.

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Last week, Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that West Ham had tabled a blockbuster €40 million (£34 million) bid for Scamacca.

It seems very much like that bid was a tool from the Hammers to flush out Chelsea regarding Armando Broja.

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And now, West Ham are apparently ready to abandon their pursuit of Scamacca…

West Ham ready to abandon Scamacca chase

Calcio Mercato reckon that the Hammers are now ready to focus all of our attention on signing Armando Broja from Chelsea rather than the 23-year-old Sassuolo hitman.

We think that’s the right call. If it’s impossible to sign both strikers, then we think Broja would be the better option for West Ham, considering the fact that he has Premier League experience under his belt.

That’s not undermining Scamacca’s quality – he’s a top-class centre-forward.

He burst onto the scene in the 2019/20 campaign but he was solid if not spectacular up until last season when he really started to showcase his talent.

The 23-year-old is an absolute unit. He stands at 6ft 5in tall but don’t let that fool you, he’s so much more than a bog-standard target man.

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Sempre Inter recently described the towering striker as an ‘unbelievable’ player.

Scamacca possesses exceptional technique and has one of the most ferocious shots in the game at his disposal.

The 25-year-old bagged 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo this season (Transfermarkt). He really is a very good all-round striker.

Scamacca will undoubtedly do very well at whichever club wins the race for his signature this summer.

That club seemingly wont be West Ham, however, with David Moyes ready to abandon his pursuit of Scamacca this summer.

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