West Ham are looking to sign Atalanta player Ruslan Malinovskyi this summer, according to a report from Italy.
The Ukrainian attacking midfielder has struggled for game time this season, having made only six Serie A starts for La Dea. Yet he's still been impressive, scoring five goals and contributing three assists in all competitions.
The Hammers have made it a priority to bolster their midfield stocks, with it clear that support for Declan Rice and Tomáš Souček - should his obligated move from Slavia Praha go ahead - will need to be found before next season.
Yet it appears unlikely that the player will want to move, recently speaking about his happiness at Atalanta after joining the club last summer for €14m.
He said (via Sportal): "As my agent Vadim Shabliy said, Fiorentina showed interest in me last summer. At that time there were talks with them. Now I am happy at Atalanta. I really like this club, the fans, the city is very beautiful. My family is fine here."
In other news, West Ham may also choose to make a bid for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, who has previously been a target, after a report from Spain claimed he could be available for a minimal fee this summer.
The Cameroon international has fallen out-of-favour at the club, having only scored twice during the 2019/20 season. He's previously been prolific for the Dragons, scoring 26 goals in all competitions throughout the 2017/18 campaign.
Marca claim that his asking price could be as little as €6m, and his addition could prove ideal for Moyes as he looks for extra firepower to support current first-choice forward Sébastien Haller, who has struggled to find his feet in Engla
Source : 90min