West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is plotting a move for Germany striker Mario Gomez, according to reports in the Turkish media.
Bilic now however seems to have set his sights on Fiorentina striker Gomez, who impressed while on loan at Bilic’s former club Besiktas last season.
According to CNN Turkey, the West Ham manager has been keeping tabs on the Germany international over the course of the European Championships.
The report claims that Besiktas have already agreed a deal to sign the player on a permanent deal, though West Ham will gazump their Turkish counterparts and pay a higher price the former Bayern Munich frontman.
The Hammers are on the lookout for a prolific striker this summer as the club look to push on from their impressive seventh-placed finish last season.
French midfielder Dimitri Payet was the Hammers’ top scorer last term with 12 goals, with the club’s leading striker, Andy Carroll, bagging nine.
Gomez throughout his career has constantly shown a great knack of scoring goals, boasting an impressive record at both Bayern and before that Stuttgart.
Although now 30, Gomez has shown he’s not lost the scoring touch, scoring 26 goals in 31 games at Besiktas last season and helping the club claim their 14th Turkish Super league title in the process.