West Ham United have been linked with Gonzalo Higuain.

West Ham United’s pursuit of a new striker took another twist this week, as they failed to secure a deal for Celta Vigo hitman Maxi Gomez – their top target.

The Daily Star report of how West Ham have missed out on Gomez, who has now chosen to sign for Valencia instead, leaving the Hammers without a main striker.

West Ham must now go back into the market to find a new striker to target, and a whole host of candidates have been linked with joining Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

The latest name linked is Gonzalo Higuain, as Gianluca Di Marzio reports that West Ham have registered an interest in signing the Argentinian, who is back in Turin.

Higuain spent the second half of last season on loan at Chelsea, scoring five goals in 18 games, before heading back to parent club Juve, where he is surplus to requirements despite a record of 55 goals in 105 games.

That may be appealing to West Ham, as Pellegrini coached Higuain at Real Madrid, and guided him to a 29-goal campaign in their one season together, during the 2009-10 season.

West Ham fans have now been taking to Twitter to react to the rumours, with some believing that such a big name would be a major addition to Pellegrini’s side, even a dream come true to some.

Others aren’t so keen on the idea of spending big money on a striker past his best, believing a move would be cause for concern and simply not what Pellegrini should be aiming for.

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