Genoa reportedly want at least €10m (£7.25m) for Genoa's Rolando Mandragora.
The Hammers made moves on Italian football over the summer, bringing Angelo Ogbonna and Pedro Obiang to Upton Park from Juventus and Sampdoria respectively.
That may now happen again, with Calcio Mercato reporting the club's interest in signing Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora.
The 18-year-old wonderkid emerged in the Genoa first team last season, but has been sent out on loan with Pescara this term to continue his development with more regular football.
Even at 18, Mandragora features regularly for the Italian Under-21 side, and is tipped to have a bright future ahead of him - prompting interest in his signature.
Calcio Mercato report that West Ham are pursuing Mandragora, but have yet to open negotiations with Genoa over a deal for the teenager.
It's also stated that president Enrico Preziosi wants a fee of at least €10m (£7.25m) for Mandragora, which West Ham may look to negotiate should Alex Song not pen a permanent deal at Upton Park upon the expiration of his loan deal at Upton Park.