West Ham have reportedly made ‘enquiries’ over the possibility of signing Napoli winger Hirving Lozano this summer, as David Moyes looks to bolster his squad for another campaign with European football.
The Hammers will be back in the Europa League next season after their dramatic Conference League win in Prague on what was an historic night for the London Stadium outfit.
However, Moyes is fully aware that he needs to bring in more quality to cope with high-level games on multiple fronts, especially if West Ham want to avoid getting embroiled in another relegation scrap as they prepare lose skipper Declan Rice this summer.
And, according to Il Mattino, as relayed by Mondo Napoli, there is no guarantee that Lozano will be staying with the reigning Serie A champions.
The report states that Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is preparing to meet with Lozano and teammate Piotr Zielinski’s agents to discuss their contracts, which both expire in the summer of 2024.
It’s claimed that Napoli are ‘willing to listen to any offers’ for Lozano, especially without any new contract agreements being reached. They would also favour selling both players rather than losing them for nothing next year.
Reasonable Lozano fee no problem for West Ham
They currently value Lozano at around €20million (£17m), which is not the sort of fee that will put Hammers transfer chiefs off.
It’s now just a waiting game to see if Napoli do try and secure Lozano to a longer stay or look to cash in while they can still command a decent fee.
Lozano has scored 30 goals in 155 games for the Naples-based outfit, having joined them from PSV in 2019 for a reported €42m.