Manuel Pelligrini’s West Ham United have made contact with Serie A side Napoli regarding the future of Italian frontman, Roberto Inglese, with Hammers looking to bring the out of favour striker to East London this summer, Sky Sports Italy reports.
The 26-year-old, who has failed to make a single appearance for Napoli since joining Carlo Ancelotti’s side in 2017, spent the 2017/18 season on loan at former club, Chievo Verona and netted 13 times in 36 games across all competitions. Inglese has hinted that he is keen to secure a permanent transfer and reports suggest that offers in excess of £17 million would be considered.
The Hammers are eager to bolster their options going forward and have outlined the Italian as a viable target, however, Pelligrini’s men are not the only side to express an interest in Inglese, with Portuegese outfit Sporting Lisbon reportedly set to make an offer for the ex-Pescara man.
Having replaced David Moyes at the end of the season, Pelligrini has already secured the services of Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski, and Ryan Fredericks since arriving at the Olympic Stadium. The Chilean manager will be hoping Inglese can solve West Ham’s woes in front of goal as they hope to improve on last season’s 13th placed finish.
Napoli have stated they will only consider selling the forward if a significant bid is submitted for the man who could depart the Stadio San Paolo without making his debut for the side that paid €12 million to secure his services, just less than two years ago.
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