West Ham set to rekindle their interest in striker

West Ham United are to rekindle their interest in Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato.

The Hammers failed with a bid in January for the 25-year-old but are not deterred in their pursuit and are preparing to make another move when the transfer window opens again this summer.

There could be somewhat of an overhaul at the Olympic Stadium at the end of the season and manager Manuel Pellegrini is in the market for a new striker with questions mark over the futures of Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez.

Belotti has scored 12 times in 30 appearances for Torino as the Stadio Olimpico side continue to challenge for a European place in Serie A.

The Italy international caught the attention of clubs across the continent when he scored 26 goals in 35 games during the 2016/17 season but he remained with the Turin-based outfit and has been captain of the team ever since.

West Ham had a €50million (£45million) offer for Belotti turned down by Torino in January but the Hammers remain keen and have been joined by Roma in the race for his signature.

A striker appears to be a top priority for Pellegrini this summer and it could spell the end for some of their current forwards.

Carroll is out of contract in June and looks likely to be heading for the exit. Arnautovic was set to be moving to China earlier this year but the transfer did not materialise and the Austria international later signed a new deal with the Hammers.

Hernandez has featured 22 times this season but only 12 of those were starts while Perez, who only joined from Arsenal last summer, has made just 11 appearances.

West Ham are currently ninth in the Premier League after playing 31 matches and welcome Everton to the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.