Upton Park side keen on Italian international.
West Ham are preparing themselves to battle some of Europe’s top clubs in order to land Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, TalkSport reports.
The Italian international looks set to move on over the summer and West Ham will have to compete with the likes of Fenerbache and Wolfsburg if they want to secure his signature.
Hammers boss, Sam Allardyce is keen on bringing in a proven goalscorer as Andy Carroll’s loan move from Liverpool has failed to take off is aware that the East London side have struggled for goals this term.
The 30-year-old Quagliarella is thought to be available at just a fraction of his £10 million valuation. So far this season he has made 24 appearances, scoring 11 goals. In a successful career he has also played for Napoli, Udinese and Sampdoria.
A deadly finisher, Quagliarella is also good in the air and would suit Allardyce’s style of play. He’s picked up 25 international caps along the way too, and was a part of the squad that travelled to the World Cup in South Africa, but he missed out on a place at Euro 2012.
Thought be be more keen on staying in Turin, West Ham will have to be prepared to offer something special to lure him to Upton Park.