West Ham United are ‘in contact’ with Napoli over the availability of striker Fernando Llorente, according to Il Mattino in Italy.

The rumors linking the Hammers with a move for the experienced frontman began with journalist Ciro Venerato claiming they were “on the forward’s trail” via Area Napoli.

However, the East Lodnonders are not alone in their interest as fellow Premier League side Everton are also believed to be interested in bringing Llorente back to England, this time for a reunion with Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The report states the Spanish international is discussing a possible move to David Moyes’ side.

Whilst the availability of the striker personally remains unclear, the Naples based club have been keen to move players on this summer to organise their own wage bill.

The former Spurs man is in the final year of his contract in Italy and would a sale would represent good business for the Serie A club.

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Despite the 35-year-old struggling for regular game time whilst in the Premier League, there is little doubt Llorente still hs plenty to offer to Moyes’ squad.

The powerful striker made 24 appearances for Napoli in 2019/20 scoring four times, and although he is never likely to be a regular starter now at the back end of his distinguished career, he could provide a viable option off almost any Premier League bench.