West Ham are in need of attacking reinforcements to bolster their side this summer, after being overly reliant on record-signing Marko Arnautovic.
The appointment of Manuel Pellegrini was confirmed today and the Chilean will be active in the market looking for new recruits – and it seems they’ll take advantage of a relegated side from the Premier League.
The Mirror states West Ham have joined the hunt for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, who’s poised to leave the baggies for around £16m following the club’s relegation from the top-flight.
Tottenham and Chelsea, both linked with the Venezuela international in January, are said to be keeping tabs on the situation, while newly-promoted Cardiff City have also been heavily linked.
The 28-year-old has a clause in his contract that has been activated following West Brom’s relegation and is available for £16m this summer, with the Baggies needing to sell to balance their books.
West Ham’s interest comes from Pellegrini directly, who worked with the striker at Malaga and is keen to reunite with the experienced forward.