According to a report from Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko has been offered to West Ham United.
The Hammers urgently need to get an established centre-forward in before the transfer window slams shut.
West Ham have cast their net far and wide after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax 16 days ago.
As things stand, however, David Moyes appears to be nowhere near actually signing anybody.
There could be a new option for the Hammers, however.
Edin Dzeko offered to West Ham
Corriere dello Sport claims Roma hitman Edin Dzeko has been offered to West Ham.
The 34-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career in the game. He has won a Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg and two Premier League crowns during his time with Manchester City.
Dzeko has scored 346 goals in 731 career games for club and country. He’s scored eight goals in 20 games for Roma this season (Transfermarkt).
The 112-capped Bosnia international is well past his best, however.
The Roma striker doesn’t fit the profile of striker David Moyes wants to sign. He doesn’t possess a lot of pace and he certainly won’t be willing to make tireless runs into the channels.
If West Ham struggle to sign an established striker, however, bringing Dzeko to the London Stadium on a short-term deal wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.
Signing the Bosnian would certainly be better than failing to sign anyone.
Dzeko only has 17 months remaining on his current contract with the Serie A outfit. So perhaps they will be willing to sell him for a bargain fee this month rather than lose him for nothing in 2022.