Reputable source provides update on West Ham striker link

West Ham United are not interested in veteran striker Edin Dzeko, according to Claret and Hugh. 

The Bosnian has been strongly linked with a move to the London Stadium this summer by numerous media outlets.

The East Londoners will seemingly have to buy new attacking options this summer.

Andy Carroll is expected to leave West Ham at the end of the season upon expiration of his contract while questions remain over the futures at the club of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

“There is no interest – we are looking at other targets. The stories today are incorrect”, Claret and Hugh claim that they were told about the Hammers supposed interest in signing Dzeko.

The 33-year-old Dzeko is vastly experienced at the highest level and is also proven in the Premier League. He had a spell with Manchester City between 2011-2016 and managed to score 50 Premier League goals during that time, also helping the Citizens to win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup in the process.

However, he has struggled in front of goal this season and only managed seven Serie A goals thusfar from 24 appearances for Roma.

Dzeko’s current contract at the Stadio Olimpico is due to expire during the summer of 2020. Considering the current situation, the Italian giants may be willing to listen to offers for the aging striker this summer.

It is best if West Ham do not move for Dzeko. He may have been a quality player a few years ago but is clearly past his prime and may struggle to adjust back to the demands of the English top-flight at his stage.

He is not the type of player that the Hammers need if they are to push for a strong finish on the top half of the standings.