West Ham in advanced talks to sign Serie A striker after price gets cut

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamaca.

The Hammers offered over £34m to the Sassuolo striker yesterday, but it has been reported before Sky Sports The Italian side is valued at around 42.6 million pounds. However, discussions have now moved to an advanced stage, with the Italians slashing the 23-year-old’s asking price by nearly £4m.

There is still a lot of work to do in order to get past this deal, but everything is moving in the right direction, according to Sky Sports, as David Moyes is close to bringing in a much-needed striker.

West Ham have been chasing a striker all summer as he was eliminated over the past season with Moyes relying solely on Michel Antonio. Skamka is coming off the best season of his career, scoring 16 goals in 35 Serie A games and could take Hammers one step further after last season’s achievements.

earlier in the month, Goal Paris Saint-Germain reported that PSG were close to agreeing a fee with Sassuolo for the striker, but the move never materialized as the Paris club signed Hugo Eketique instead.

Arsenal, the other club, was seriously interested in signing Scamaka this summer. According to super agent Roberto De Fante, Arsenal made a £25m bid for Sassuolo for the Italian striker, which the club rejected. The agent states that the Premier League side was told to double that number on their next bid, but that never came from Arsenal as they pursued other goals.

It would be a huge coup for West Ham if they get the deal across the streak, as the Italian could be a potential change agent for Irons next season.