West Ham still hold an interest in signing Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to reports coming out of Chile.
AS Chile (via Sport Witness) are claiming the Hammers are ‘in the picture’ with Leeds United for the Chile international’s signature, despite reportedly closing in on the capture of Chelsea striker Armando Broja and placing a bid for Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.
It’s claimed both West Ham and Leeds have been in touch regarding the 23-year-old’s availability this summer, with the Hammers seemingly viewing him as an alternative target should their move for Scamacca not materialise.
While West Ham have not yet made an official approach for the striker, it’s believed the player himself is waiting for an offer to come in for his services in order to secure a move away from Ewood Park.
Given he has 12 months remaining on his Ewood Park contract, it would not be a surprise to see him on the move before the end of this summer’s window, otherwise Blackburn risk losing him for nothing next summer.
David Moyes is desperate to sign at least one striker this summer and, with deals for two seemingly close to being completed, it’s unlikely we’ll see Diaz turning out in claret and blue this season.
But, if one or more of the Broja and Scamacca deals fall through, then the Blackburn striker appears to be the next in line for an official West Ham approach.