West Ham United will likely head into the transfer market in January as they look to improve their side once again.
Manuel Pellegrini splashed out in the summer on a number of names that have helped the Hammers in certain positions, however, it appears he could still be looking to add an attacking threat to the team.
The Irons have only scored nine times so far this season and it is thought that they could look to bolster their options, despite having added Lucas Perez in the summer.
And, according to a journalist in Italy, it seems that West Ham have identified another player from Serie A to help lead the line.
Nicolo Schira, who works for the Gazzetta dello Sport media outlet, has claimed the Hammers have made enquiries about the availability of AS Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, he stated that the London Stadium outfit, along with Watford, had been ‘probing the ground’ about a deal for the Italy international.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) October 30, 2018
However, Schira also mentioned that a deal would be unlikely to happen as the 26-year-old is keen on remaining with the Serie A club.
There is no doubt that El Shaaraway would be an excellent addition should West Ham be able to add him, as he has long been touted as one of Italy’s hottest talents, despite things not having worked out for him so far.
The Hammers will likely turn to the transfer window in January for a new attacker, although it would appear that El Shaarawy would be an unlikely option.
The 26-year-old is thought to be keen in remaining with Roma and it is also understood that contract talks about a possible extension have already been opened, which would leave a move almost too difficult to complete.
West Ham fans – thoughts?