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West Ham United are believed to be interested in signing a forward this month and former Southampton player Graziano Pelle is believed to be on their shortlist.
The 35-year-old forward is a free agent right now after leaving Chinese club Shandong Luneng. He managed to score eight goals for the Chinese team last season.
According to Daily star, the player is also a target for Italian clubs and prefers to return to his homeland this month. The 20-game Italian international has nine goals for his country.
Bournemouth forward Joshua King is believed to be a priority for the Hammers and Pelle will be an alternative if they fail to lure the championship into the Premier League.
The Cherries are fighting for promotion and may not be interested in weakening their attack midseason. West Ham may have to come up with an attractive proposal to bring Bournemouth to the negotiating table this month.
Pelle did well during his time with Southampton and he should be able to adjust to the Premier League if he returns to England this month. He has the experience and the quality to be the ideal alternative to Sebastien Haller.
It remains to be seen if the Hammers can get the signing in the next few days.
David Moyes did an impressive job in the transfer market during the summer window and West Ham fans will expect more of the same in January.