Inter Milan are ramping up their efforts to sign West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca.
Scamacca endured a difficult debut season in the Premier League, failing to make a smooth transition from Sassuolo.
The Italian striker wants to leave the Hammers after just a season in a bid to revive his career, with a return to Serie A being touted.
Roma have earmarked Scamacca as a priority, and the striker’s recent comments suggest they are his favoured destination.
However, the Giallorossi’s financial difficulties are preventing them from putting a deal together, and they can afford only a loan move for the former Neroverdi striker.
According to Sport Mediaset, Inter are now planning to submit an offer in the region of €20 million to West Ham.
The Nerazzurri have intensified their search for a new striker after the talks to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea collapsed, with the Belgian striker eyeing a move to Juventus.
Scamacca has emerged as a potential candidate, and Inter are growing confident about fending off suitors for his signing.
They have the financial resources to meet West Ham’s valuation thanks to the sale of Andre Onana to Manchester United.
Only part of the proceeds will be required to reinvest in Onana’s replacement Yann Sommer, who has a €6m release clause in his contract at Bayern Munich.
It means Inter have some freedom in the transfer market to focus on other signings.
Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Folarin Balogun are other potential striker targets for Inter.
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