Could this be West Ham’s ‘record’ summer signing?

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It’s being reported that the club are lining up a club record transfer this summer.

Jason Burt of the Telegraph wrote earlier this week that the board have even discussed spending £30million on one player.

So I suppose it’s no surprise to see that we’re being linked with Roma’s Mattia Destro today.

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The Italy international failed to impress on loan at AC Milan during the second half of the season, which prevented him from earning a permanent move to the Serie A giants.

Such form also appears to have ended interest from both Arsenal and Chelsea, who were linked with a £20million move for the striker back in December.

So now he’s being linked with a move to West Ham, while Crystal Palace are also keen on bringing him to London.

The pull of Europa League football might swing a potential move in our favour, though Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg and Italin side Fiorentina are also interested.

There’s no doubting that signing the Italian would be a huge coup for the club, and reports at the moment are hinting that he might well be the big name signing the board are promising the fans this summer.

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