West Ham are still interested in signing Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to Claret & Hugh.
The Chile international was a target for David Moyes in January before the boss eventually decided he would be better off with just one striker to choose from going into the second half of the season.
But now, with a striker at the top of Moyes’ wishlist this summer, it appears Diaz might be back on shortlist.
While Chelsea’s Armando Broja is reportedly the number-one target for the Hammers, Claret & Hugh’s report hints that Diaz might be being lined up as an alternative should a deal for the Albania international fail to materialise.
Diaz, 23, bagged 22 goals and three assists in 36 Championship outings last term, but Blackburn ultimately fell short in their hopes of promotion by finishing 8th.
Rovers’ failure to get back to the Premier League may lead to them having to cash in on their star striker, with him going into the final year of his Ewood Park contract.
It’s being reported that a fee of around £25m might be enough to tempt the former Premier League champions into parting ways with Diaz, although that does seem quite expensive for a player in the second-tier who has just 12 months left on his contract.
Meanwhile, The Mirror were reporting last month that Leeds United are also keen on signing the striker this summer, which means West Ham may have some competition if they do decide to make their move.