Report: Spurs and West Ham want Manolo Gabbiadini, preparing £15.8m bids

Tottenham and West Ham United are reportedly pushing to sign Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini.

According to Italian TV station Sport Mediaset, Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini is a summer target for both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Gabbiadini, 24, impressed in the 2014/15 season, hitting nine goals in 15 games for Sampdoria before earning a move to Napoli in January 2015, joining up with Rafael Benitez.

11 goals in 30 games for Napoli was a strong return in the second half of last season, but under Maurizio Sarri, Gabbiadini has made just one Serie A start this term, with 16 substitute appearances.

That has sparked speculation surrounding his future at the Stadio San Paolo, and whilst Napoli rejected a £14.1m bid from Swansea for the striker in January - as reported by The Guardian - it seems that other Premier League clubs are keen to test Napoli's resolve.

Sport Mediaset claim that both Tottenham and West Ham United - two teams clearly in the market for strikers this summer - are both keen to land Gabbiadini, with big money being suggested.

The report suggests that both teams are lining up bids of €20m (£15.8m) once the summer transfer window opens, with the two London clubs seemingly going head to head for his signature.

A skilful attacker who is most comfortable behind a striker, but can play as a centre forward or out wide, Gabbiadini is a versatile forward player, and certainly deserves to play more regularly than he has been for Napoli - something Spurs and West Ham may be hoping to take advantage of this summer.

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