West Ham appear to have made one successful raid on Serie A this year by bringing in Inter Milan ace Joao Mario on loan.
Getting him permanently is still an uncertainty, and one alternative they should consider is Juan Cuadrado.
Cuadrado has been in and out of the Juventus line-up all season, but when he has played, he has been productive.
In 22 games he has scored six goals and provided six assists.
Calciomercato report he faces an uncertain future in Turin and he is 'wanted across Europe'.
So competition would be tough for the Hammers, but he is a player they should be looking at.
He has experience in the Premier League with Chelsea, and while this did not work out, West Ham only need to look at Mohamed Salah to see that counts for little.
Like Salah, Cuadrado was signed by Jose Mourinho and never given a proper chance.
He was sent out on loan to Italy and then left permanently, and he has got his career back on track.
Approaching 30, Cuadrado does not have quite the same high ceiling as Salah, but that also helps make him more affordable for West Ham.
If the board show faith in him, the Colombian could become a key player for the club, but they might have to make their approach before the World Cup.