West Ham United are set to be extremely active in the summer transfer market to improve their vastly underperforming side.
Slaven Bilic’s team have struggled in front of goal this season and are widely reported to be in the market for a new striker, having seen the likes of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho struggle for consistency and fitness.
Fans dreaming of a big-name arrival have been given a boost in reports from TalkSport, who state that reports in Turkey indicate Mario Mandzukic’s discussions with Besiktas have broken down.
A fee of just £7m was agreed with Juventus for the services of the 30-year-old Croatian but Besiktas are unwilling to match the striker’s demands, leaving the door open for West Ham to swoop.
A compatriot of West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, veteran striker Mandzukic is seen as the ideal target to bolster the Hammers’ ranks and his vast experience would provide a massive boost.
Turning 31 in May, Mandzukic has represented the likes of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Wolfsburg during his career, as well as boasting 74 appearances for his national side.