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West Ham In Talks to Complete Exciting £12m Serie A Pair Deal

Upton Park side linked with moves for Dutch duo.

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West Ham are not only in talks with Juventus for Eljero Elia, but also reportedly discussing Luc Castaignos with Inter.

Manager Sam Allardyce was spotted earlier this week in a meeting with Juve director Fabio Paratici.

It was believed he was in negotiations to sign both Elia and Milos Krasic, although it appears the Dutch winger is now the primary target for around €8m.

According to Italian sources, the Hammers are also talking to Inter with the possibility of taking forward Castaignos for €7m.

SOURCE: Football Italia

Sam Allardyce is clearly keen to improve his West Ham squad following their speedy return to the top flight and has set his sights fairly ambitiously by plotting bids for two talented Serie A attackers.

A bid for Juventus winger Eljero Elia may well hold water as the Dutch international has become surplus to requirements at the Turin club, playing a minimal part in Antonio Conte’s title winning march and losing his spot in the Dutch national team as a result.

Moves for Luc Castaignos may prove more tricky. The young Inter Milan man was considered one of the hottest prospects in Europe a year ago but his move to the San Siro has if anything led the youngster to stagnate. The powerfully built teenage striker was on the verge of the senior Dutch internatonal set-up whilst at Feyenoord but he has barely had a look in at his new Serie A side.

However Inter Milan’s new boss Andrea Stramaccioni may not be so keen to sell a player with such obvious potential so perhaps a loan move is a more likely route the Hammers boss should take in relation to his interest in the 19 year old forward.

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