West Ham United clearly have a problem in the striker department. The Hammers have lost several frontmen this summer. Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll both left this summer before Marko Arnautovic forced a lucrative move to China.
It has left West Ham short in the striking department, with Javier Hernandez also being widely linked with a Hammers exit. Jordan Hugill remains, but he spent last season on loan at
The club have been strongly linked with a move for Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo. However, he finalised a move to Valencia over the weekend.
The Guardian mentioned two other striker options for West Ham last week. West Brom striker Salomon Rondon was one of them. However, the Venezuelan is reportedly set to join his former Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez in China.
They also mentioned Torino striker Andrea Belotti. The report stated that West Ham considered him too expensive at a reported €70 million (£62.8 million).
But Tuttosport has since reported that West Ham did make an offer for the player. They suggest the Hammers ‘proposed’ a €60 million (£53.8 million) deal for the player.
The report suggests that Torino are confident of keeping their star striker, who scored 17 goals for the club last season.
It appears another one bites the dust as West Ham continue their hunt for a new striker, with Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller now looking like the frontrunner to arrive at the London Stadium.