West Ham attempt to lure Italian forward to London

West Ham United are interested in signing Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, according to Italian media Il Mattino.

The Hammers have been busy searching for a new striker this summer, but have had no luck so far in their pursuits of Alexandre Lacazette and Carlos Bacca. But despite signing Andre Ayew from Swansea City, the club are continuing their pursuit for extra firepower.

Fabio Andreotti, Insigne’s agent, was quoted by ESPNFC this week as saying that Insigne would be looking to leave the Serie A side, after contract talks broke down over finances.

And the 25-year-old has hit form at the perfect time to draw attention, after scoring 12 Serie A goals last season, his first double figure tally in the league in Napoli colours.

Il Mattino claim that the Hammers have contacted Andreotti, and have offered the Italian international £4.3million-a-year to move to the English capital. Insigne can play out wide or as a central striker, and his versatility could be perfect for Slaven Bilic, who looks to balance both Premier League and UEFA Europa League football this season.

 


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