West Ham could face competition from Napoli in their pursuit of Duvan Zapata this summer. 

The Hammers have been frequently linked with a move to sign the Colombian attacker, who they reportedly made a €40 million move for during the January transfer window earlier this year. 

Atalanta were quick to rebuff the apparent offer from West Ham, who could be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements ahead of next season.

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However, if Manuel Pellegrini is to oversee the signing of Zapata for his club, it seems there will be plenty of competition to fend off.

According to a report from Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, as cited by Inside Futbol, Serie A giants Napoli have been keeping a close eye on the player’s performances throughout the campaign ahead of a possible move. 

Zapata is currently on loan at Atalanta from Sampdoria, but the Italian club are likely to make his move to permanent before entertaining big-money offers this summer.

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