By Alex Taylor
West Ham have entered the race to sign Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, according to reports.
The Express, citing Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, claim that the east London club are keen on acquiring the Argentina international and that they have already had an offer rejected for the 23-year-old.
It is said that Inter will reject all offers below their £32.5million valuation of Icardi, who has three years remaining on his contract.
Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has been linked to a number of different attacking options this summer to bolster his frontline as his side prepares to host European football at the Olympic stadium next season.
Icardi bagged 16 goals and four assists in Serie A for the Italian giants in 2015-16 but was not picked for Argentina at this summer’s Copa America.
Inter finished 14 points off top spot this season and financial issues may force the Nerazzurri to cash in on their young star.
West Ham will have a fight on their hands if they are to be successful in their attempts to lure Icardi away from the San Siro though, as both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in the youngster.