West Ham have identified Aleksandar Mitrovic as a summer target after Fulham were relegated to the Championship, The Mirror reports.

The Hammers are likely to be looking for at least one new striker in the summer transfer window and Mitrovic is an option.

Fulham are likely to lose a number of players after their relegation was confirmed on Tuesday night. Mitrovic will be offered the chance to stay in the Premier League and in London by West Ham.

The former Anderlecht striker cost Fulham £22m from Newcastle United last summer and the Cottagers might be looking for a similar fee to let him leave.

 

Would Aleksandar Mitrovic fit in?

Aleksandar Mitrovic plays for Fulham and Serbia. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez are West Ham’s current options. But doubt surrounds all of their respective futures.

Mitrovic is a powerful centre-forward, renowned for his physicality, aerial presence and hold-up play. The Serbia international would fill the role of a target man.

This season, the 24-year-old has scored 10 goals for struggling Fulham, although he has failed to find the net since January.

But Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to get Mitrovic back to his best if he joins. With the right service, he could be a dangerous top-flight striker.

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