There has been a transfer twist today as Wolves pounce to try and get deal done for prolific 170-goal West Ham target Andrea Belotti.

West Ham have long been linked with Italian striker Belotti.

Even since bringing in his compatriot Gianluca Scamacca for £35m.

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A recent report from TuttoSport claimed the 28-year-old former Torino forward has been firmly on the Hammers’ radar this summer.

West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked mutual interest in several players this summer including South Korean forward Hwang Ui-Jo.

Now it seems another name is being linked with both clubs.

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West Ham once allegedly tried to sign Italy striker Belotti for a whopping £55m – but at the time Torino were demanding £63m (Tuttosport and Calcio Mercato).

So his availability on a free transfer was always bound to see the Hammers sniffing around.

There had been reports that Jose Mourinho’s Roma were set to beat the likes of West Ham to the signing of the 28-year-old.

But there has been a transfer twist as Wolves pounce to try and get deal done for prolific 170-goal longstanding West Ham target Belotti.

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Transfer twist as Wolves pounce to try and get deal done for prolific 170-goal West Ham target Andrea Belotti

TMW and Football Italia claim Wolves have looked to jump to the head of the queue for Belotti by offering him a lucrative three-year deal.

But if West Ham retain an interest in the striker there is still hope because the reports claim he is “not excited” by the prospect of joining Wolves.

“The 28-year-old Italian striker is currently unattached and considering his options after his seven-year spell with Torino drew to a close last month,” Football Italia reports.

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“Belotti has heavily been linked with a move to Roma, but they’re unable to complete a transfer until they finalise the loan departure of Eldor Shomurodov.

“As reported by TMW, Wolves have emerged to offer Belotti a three-year contract worth around €3.5m (£2.95m) net per season plus add-ons. The 28-year-old is not too excited about the proposal, so he’s stalled for the time being as he continues to wait for Roma to complete a deal.”

David Moyes is known to be looking to add another forward to his squad and once again warned West Ham’s owners he still needs plenty more new arrivals before the summer window closes.

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West Ham have arguably squandered golden chances to qualify for the Champions League in the last two years by having Michail Antonio as their only senior striker.

Belotti would be a no-brainer for West Ham given his pedigree and the fact he is on a free.

But Wolves have effectively offered nearly £10m in wages over the proposed three-year deal, which would take Belotti beyond his 31st birthday.

Given he had looked set for Roma, the new Belotti twist is intriguing and Wolves’ late attempt to lure him to the Premier League might just push West Ham boss Moyes to consider reigniting his interest.


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