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Roma to return to West Ham’s Scamacca with Inter Milan pushing for Morata

Roma will re-enter the race to sign West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca, according to Calciomercato.

They lost Tammy Abraham to a long-term injury and need a replacement. Scamacca was a Giallorossi target as they searched the market for the new centre-forward. 

However, Roma temporarily stopped their pursuit of the 24-year-old to chase after Alvaro Morata, who Roma boss Jose Mourinho wanted. 

The Spaniard has an affordable release clause and valuable Serie A experience. 

Roma were pondering a move for Morata, but Inter Milan moved ahead to sign him. The Nerazzurri are looking for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, and Morata is their primary target.

With Inter close to landing Morata, Roma are back on Scamacca’s trail, who is open to leaving England after an unremarkable debut season.

Scamacca bagged just eight goals in 27 appearances for the Hammers. They shelled out around £30.5 million to sign him from Sassuolo last summer, but he has not kicked on.

The striker is strongly considering a return to Serie A, and several clubs are targeting him including Roma, Juventus and AC Milan.

Juventus are preparing for the departure of Dusan Vlahovic after a disappointing spell in Turin.

They are looking for suitors and will use the money they receive from his sale to sign a replacement. They have Lukaku and Scamacca on their transfer shortlist.

Milan are looking for a centre-forward to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired last summer.

The new striker will deputise for veteran Olivier Giroud. They are pushing to sign FC Porto’s Mehdi Taremi.

Roma will now return for Scamacca, but the deal will be complicated. West Ham will demand a high fee as they are not desperate to sell.

The Serie A club will try to secure a loan deal that may turn permanent based on appearances and Champions League qualification. 

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