Roma are willing to let West Ham target Edin Dzeko leave this summer, but will reportedly demand an eye-watering sum for his sale.
According to claims from Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, the Italian side are ready to demand a considerable fee worth €30 million for their striker.
Dzeko has just over one year remaining on his current deal at Stadio Olimpico, but Roma are unwilling to let him leave for anything less than a premium price.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Bosnian forward in the summer, with Manuel Pellegrini understood to be targeting a reunion with the former Manchester City star.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s report claims that several clubs have been put off by Roma’s valuation of the 33-year-old, with Inter Milan not prepared to spend big on Dzeko.
West Ham already have a plethora of experienced strikers within the ranks, and could be reluctant to pay €30 million on yet another ageing front-man.
Other Serie A strikers who West Ham could move for
Inglese is on loan at Parma from Napoli and has enjoyed a strong season for the Serie A side.
Cutrone’s place at Milan is under threat following Krzysztof Piatek’s January arrival, but he remains a massively promising player.
Belotti’s form has picked up of late, and he is showing his quality up front for Torino.
Zapata has been excellent for Atalanta this season, with his physical qualities and composure in front of goal key for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side.
Kean is among Serie A’s most promising youngsters. Juventus are unlikely to sell him, but he could benefit from first-team football away from Turin on loan.