West Ham have been given a potential boost as Roma have opted not to hand a new contract to striker Edin Dzeko. 

According to Calcio Mercato, Roma will not be extending Dzeko’s contract, which expires at the end of next season.

The report claims that West Ham, along with Crystal Palace and Everton, are interested in the centre-forward, and that the club could even offer Marko Arnautovic as part of the deal. 

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Dzeko has scored 12 goals in 28 games for Roma this season, after netting 24 times last season for the Italian giants.

The Bosnian international has scored 85 goals in 167 appearances for Roma since his move from Manchester City in 2015. Dzeko scored 50 goals in 130 Premier League appearances for City, making him a proven goalscorer at this level for West Ham.

Dzeko also worked with Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, winning a Premier League title and a League Cup.