West Ham United have reportedly made Juventus forward Juan Cuadrado a target this summer.

According to Tuttosport 2014 World Cup star Cuadrado is wanted by Manuel Pellegrini for next season.

Above all the 30-year-old is extremely versatile. He can operate as a striker, wide forward, winger and even at fullback.

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There’s only Juan Cuadrado for Hammers

Italian media outlet Tuttosport claims that West Ham are interested in bringing the former Chelsea winger back to the Premier League.

Cuadrado was signed by Chelsea from Fiorentina off the back of his superb 2014 World Cup in Brazil for around £25million. Mo Salah went the other way on loan.

But the Colombian only made 15 appearances for the Blues in three seasons before returning to Italy with Juventus.

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Pellegrini could grab relative bargain

Juventus are reportedly willing to sell him for around £15m.

Pellegrini has a base transfer budget of £30million this summer. But that will be easily doubled to nearer £70million with a host of expected departures, read full story here.

The Chilean is believed to be targeting Maxi Gomez, Aleksandar Mitrovic and a back-up striker with pace this summer.

So Cuadrado fits that bill.

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West Ham face competition

But West Ham face competition for his signature according to a new report from Spain.

El Desmarque claims Sevilla are also keen on a deal to sign him with Valencia interested too.

Crucially El Desmarque also credits West Ham with a keen interest.

It will likely come down to who offers the player the best package which could well give West Ham the ace card given the riches of the Premier League.

As a result West Ham would add much needed pace to their attack.

It comes with Andy Carroll set to be followed out of the exit by Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and possibly even Marko Arnautovic.

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