By Will Butcher
West Ham have submitted a £20million offer for Manolo Gabbiadini as they attempt to solve their striker crisis, according to a report.
Italian publication Calcio Mercato claim that the Hammers have matched Everton’s offer of £19.8million plus add-ons for the Napoli forward.
It now appears the two Premier League clubs have tabled new bids for the Gabbiadini, 24, and it is said that the player is considering whether to make a move to the English top flight.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is desperate to bring in a new striker after injuries to new signing Andre Ayew and attacking spearhead Andy Carroll have left them light in the attacking third.
Everton are also keen to bring in Gabbiadini, as Ronald Koeman looks to give Romelu Lukaku some competition.
Gabbiadini has scored 20 goals in 61 appearances for Napoli since his move in 2015, including four goals in just six Europa League matches last season.
The striker, who graduated through Atlanta’s youth academy, has also scored one goal in his six appearances for the Italy national team, which came through a strike against Romania in 2015.
In other West Ham transfer news, this Serie A striker’s father has confirmed a move to West Ham would be a welcome solution.