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'Serious' and 'obsessed' reports make bold claims over West Ham striker transfer involving Andrea Belotti and Javier Hernandez
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'Serious' and 'obsessed' reports make bold claims over West Ham striker transfer involving Andrea Belotti and Javier Hernandez

Speculation over striker incomings and outgoings continues to rage at West Ham United.

Manuel Pellegrini is at a crossroads with his West Ham striker options.

Marko Arnautovic wants to move to China after interest from China which promises to quadruple his weekly salary to £400,000 per week – as revealed by Mark Noble in the Evening Standard.

Andy Carroll’s contract is up in the summer and highly unlikely to be renewed.

Meanwhile Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez have both been linked with moves to La Liga with Real Betis and Valencia respectively.

Potential replacements have been identified by Pellegrini from Serie A and La Liga.

West Ham have been heavily linked with Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo and Andrea Belotti of Torino.

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One in, one out at West Ham?

Now two new reports suggest West Ham are ‘serious’ about Belotti while Valencia are ‘obsessed’ with signing Chicharito.

Respected Spanish outlet Marca say Valencia are ‘obsessed’ with the Mexico international after privately reaching a ‘personal agreement’ with the striker.

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Valencia ‘obsessed’ over Hernandez

Marca says they are ‘willing to wait until the end of January’ in order to get their man (Football Espana)

That will likely be in anticipation of having to wait for West Ham to first sign a replacement.

And according to Tuttosport West Ham ‘have been given a price and are serious’ about signing Italian international Belotti after ‘opening negotiations’.

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West Ham ‘serious’ about Belotti

Belotti has a one in two goals to games ratio this season and has also been linked with Roma.

Tuttosport suggests West Ham are yet to agree to the price quoted.

And it will presumably be a choice between the Italian marksman and Gomez as to who Pellegrini wants to sign with the cash from the sales of Hernandez and Arnautovic.

Time is ticking with the transfer window slamming shut next Wednesday on January 31st.

As a result it promises to be an interesting week for Hammers fans.