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West Ham Among Five Clubs Chasing Juventus Striker

Hammers face fight for Italian veteran.

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West Ham United are one of five clubs said to be chasing the signing of out-of-favour Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, according to Tuttosport.

The Hammers are in the market for some new signings in attack this summer after manager Sam Allardyce has been put under some pressure to make his side more entertaining next season after recently holding talks over his future at the club.

Quagliarella, 31, could be a quality addition for West Ham as he is likely to be available on the cheap after falling down the pecking order in Turin due to the arrivals of big names such as Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente last summer.

This limited the former Italian international to just 16 Serie A appearances for Antonio Conte’s side, for whom he only registered one goal. However, his past form for Juve and for previous clubs Napoli and Udinese show that he remains a top talent on his day, and one who could improve Allardyce’s options in attack.

The east London outfit found themselves overly reliant on Andy Carroll for much of this season, and struggled during his lengthy absence through injury, but they face a fight to land Quagliarella, who is wanted by other major clubs.

Serie A trio Fiorentina, Lazio and Parma are also said to be after him, as are Turkish giants Galatasaray.

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