According to Il Messaggero, West Ham United are still hoping to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma this summer, despite strong competition from Inter Milan.
Dzeko is enjoying another productive campaign for Roma, finding the back of the net on 12 occasions in 30 appearances in all competitions.
Dzeko will see his contract in Rome expire in June 2020, though, and it has previously been suggested that West Ham were in the market for the striker.
The West Ham fans have been on social media offering their views on the transfer report and it would be fair to say that there are some mixed opinions.
Indeed, whilst a number want their side to move for Dzeko as a replacement for Andy Carroll, others feel that the 33-year-old is not what the club need.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Wouldn’t mind this one..
— Tony (@WHUFC_Tony) March 26, 2019
— Simon Brewer (@SimonBrewer20) March 26, 2019
he’s getting on a bit maybe Mitrovic of Fulham would be a younger better bet to replace Carroll
— steve hill (@steve5705) March 26, 2019
Ideal replacement for Andy Carroll ?
— Con Tel Lee (@ConTelLee2) March 26, 2019
— Brad ? WHUFC (@BradHellyer1) March 26, 2019
Not sure how to feel about this. Yes he’s a talented man but shouldn’t we be looking at young hungry players?
— Ian McKee (@ianmckee58) March 26, 2019
Except he’s going to Inter instead?
— Andrew Taylor (@andrewtaylor) March 26, 2019