Report: West Ham end interest in Mattia Destro, set to pursue other targets

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West Ham are no longer looking to sign Mattia Destro.

Destro was linked with a summer move to West Ham across the last few weeks, but a report in TMW has claimed that they no longer want to sign the Italian striker.

The striker, 24, currently plays with AS Roma in Serie A, and is set to be sold this summer. He spent the second half of last season on loan at AC Milan, and with the Giallorossi attempting to sign Edin Dzeko from Manchester City, his first-team role is even further under threat.

This has placed him on the transfer market, and the Hammers were linked with making a summer move for Destro, as they look to add another striker to their ranks ahead of the 2015/16 season.

The eight-capped Italian international would bring a goalscoring pedigree to the club, but the latest report suggests that the East London outfit are no longer looking to sign the forward, who has also played for Genoa and Siena in his impressive career.

The TMW report claims that West Ham have ended their interest in Destro, as they are ‘not convinced of the quality of the player’ as they look to improve their attacking ranks.

It is stated that the Hammers are keen on signing a striker who also has experience of the English leagues already, with Javier Hernandez named in the report as a player who is growing in stature on the West Ham transfer shortlist.

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