West Ham United have again been linked with a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko this summer.

Dzeko has been linked with a move to West Ham in the last two windows.

He would be reunited with his former boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was forced to play down speculation back in October (Sky Sports).

Dzeko has scored a phenomenal 318 goals in 688 career games for club and country including 12 for Roma so far this season.

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Roma looking to offload record-breaker Dzeko

His contract at Roma, where he has broken club and Serie A scoring records, expires in 2020.

But according to a new report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, Roma are keen to offload him this summer with the Hammers said to remain keen.

“Rome does not intend to renew the contract of the Bosnian expiring in 2020 and that costs 4.5 million per season,” the report states.

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Edin for the Hammers

The report says Roma want to avoid losing the striker on a free transfer in 2020 so will look to recoup some money this summer instead.

 

That means the Hammers could get the vastly experienced finisher for a knockdown fee.

It comes as Pellegrini faces a busy summer reshaping his striker pool.

Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic all look likely to leave.

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Striker crossroads looms for Pellegrini

Carroll’s contract is up and will not be renewed. Perez and Hernandez could be offloaded to Spain while the China interest in out of favour Arnautovic could be resurrected.

Pellegrini will want at least one experienced target man amongst his options.

So Dzeko fits the bill perfectly even if he does turn 33 next week.

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