Report: West Ham weigh up Higuain bid

Are West Ham United planning to win the summer transfer window by signing the Argentine?

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring the second goal for Napoli

West Ham United are lining up a £59 million bid for Napoli goal machine Gonzalo Higuain, according to Calciomercato.

The 28-year-old is one of the world's leading hitmen after netting 36 times in 35 Serie A outings for the Italian outfit last season.

Consequently, the Argentina striker is beginning to court interest from some of Europe's finest, with Arsenal once again linked with a move for the former Real Madrid marksman.

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Chelsea have also been linked in recent years, but could another London club offer a huge statement of intent by bringing Higuain to the capital?

Calciomercato have reported that West Ham are also weighing up whether to throw their names in the ring, with the Italian publication claiming that the Irons are willing to launch a £59 million bid to secure the striker's signature.

It would be one of the most surprising deals of the transfer window and undoubtedly signal West Ham's huge shift in ambition.

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

Slaven Bilic needs a new striker, with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho - who is expected to leave - representing the Croat's only two options at the moment.

Plenty of names have been mentioned, including the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, but Higuain is arguably a level above their other so-called targets and bringing him to East London would be a massive coup.

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