Gianluca Scamacca to West Ham

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Fresh insight into the efforts of West Ham United’s Premier League side to bolster the club’s front line was provided on Friday.

Securing new blood has, of course, emerged as a priority at the London Stadium with the aim of the 2022/23 campaign.

It comes with Irons totally over-reliant on key man Michael Antonio last time out, lacking any reliable backup option for the Jamaican international.

Until recently, the killer most inclined to associate with David Moyes’ forces this summer was of course Armando Bruga.

Amid suggestions that Tomas Tuchel may have stepped in personally to ensure the Albanian talent remains on the Chelsea books for now, although the powers that be at West Ham have had to turn their attention elsewhere.

And on Friday, an insight into the chances of landing one of these alternative targets was provided at the London Stadium.

The player in question? Gianluca Scamaca.

The links between West Ham and Italy international Scamaca began surfacing across European media just over 24 hours ago, amid suggestions that the 23-year-old has worked his way towards the top of the Irons roster.

In contrast, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to hear about the East London transfer squad making a concerted push to beat the competition for his signature.

According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham made an opening bid for Sassuolo worth €36m up front, followed by €6m in bonuses.

So talks continue about other potential additions, as well as the resale percentage, with confidence growing that a deal between the two clubs will eventually be struck.

Elsewhere, it is also understood that Hammers will close a €15m deal for Eintracht Frankfurt wide man Philipp Kostik.

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